Memorial Day: May 27, 2019

The history of Memorial Day... Setting aside the historically different claims as to where the first Memorial Day took place and the day it started, the foundation of Memorial Day was to remember those that lost their lives in battle after the Civil War.  Originally referred to as Decoration Day, the timing for Memorial Day … Continue reading Memorial Day: May 27, 2019

Give Thanks…

Next week many celebrate Thanksgiving Day. A day when many people reflect on the last year with a thankful heart, despite the circumstances they are facing. Did you know...Thanksgiving was first proclaimed by President George Washington in 1789. President Thomas Jefferson choose not to celebrate Thanksgiving. During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving … Continue reading Give Thanks…

Veterans Day 2018

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War I. To memorialize the signing, in 1919 the day became known as Armistice Day. At that time the hope was that would be the last “world” war. After WWII Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 … Continue reading Veterans Day 2018