Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day

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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. — Joseph Campbell

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

If today were my last day on Earth and I could share 500 words of brilliance with the world, here are the important things I'd want to pass along to others...

Today we celebrate Memorial Day in the United States. When we hear "Memorial Day", most Americans think of it as the beginning of the summer, a day filled with picnics, parties, warm weather and fun times. Yet when we look back to the origins on this holiday, the way we celebrate it is quite different from the original intent.

According to History.com, Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. First observed in 1868 as Decoration Day, it was designated for the purpose of strewing flowers and decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country. It became an official US federal holiday in 1971.

Recognizing that our InspireMeToday.com family is a global community that far exceeds the borders of the United States, let's use this day to honor all those who have given their lives to protect all of our families and our homes. In today's day and age, with...

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