This table topper was washed & put on last week in preparation for today.
Although many on the western side of the pond consider it the unofficial beginning of summer & time for pools to open, that’s not the reason for this national holiday.
In many places it began in the 1860’s, during the Civil War, as a day to remember those who died during that war.
Gradually it took on a wider significance, and today it is a day for remembering all those who’ve died in the service of their country.
- More information is available here and here.
- Here’s a 3-minute YouTube of Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, often performed on Memorial Day.
Hope everyone has a peaceful, reflective Monday.