Monday, May 25, 2020


In the past, Memorial Day meant that summer was here and it was time to get out those white shoes, the sprinkler, and the grill. We looked forward to vacations, family reunions, and visits to parks and pools.  None of us are quite sure what "summer" will be like in 2020.  

What we do know is that every day things are getting better and better.  We are blessed to be Americans and have FREEDOM thanks to the men and women who died serving our country.
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day because people decorated the gravesites of those who died during the Civil War. After World War I, it was extended to include all the women and men who died during military service.

The poppy has become a symbol of Memorial Day due to Moina Michael’s Poem “In Flanders Fields” (1915).

We cherish too, the Poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led,

It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.
We can't go to a parade today, but we can remember those who died by putting up a flag. 

Check out this website to learn more about Memorial Day:

Whoever you are…wherever you are…take a few minutes today to PLAY! Do something that makes you happy! Do something that makes you glad to be alive! And, please, take a few minutes today to remember all the brave men and women who gave their lives so that we could be free and happy today!!!