Monday, May 25, 2015

Remember

Today is Memorial Day, the day we honor those who died while serving in our country's armed forces.  It started out as Decoration Day around the time the Civil War ended when people often visited graves of soldiers. According to Wikipedia - On May 26, 1966, President Johnson signed a presidential proclamation naming Waterloo, New York, as the birthplace of Memorial Day. Earlier, the 89th Congress had adopted House Concurrent Resolution 587, which officially recognized that the patriotic tradition of observing Memorial Day began one hundred years prior in Waterloo, New York.

Below are some photos taken last fall while we visited the the Normandy American Cemetery located in Colleville-sur-Mer France. 





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