memorial day

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.

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