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Monday, May 28, 2007

We Remember

Hippie 1

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states.

Did you just read that???? New York. Good ole New York. Somehow that makes me feel better that the NY Yankees are in last place! (not really, but it sounds good)

So, since it's Fleet Week here in NYC, I think I'll go out and hug a soldier to thank them for their service! (and say a prayer for all those who gave their lives.)

Peace

Freedom is like taking a bath -- you have to keep doing it every day!.........Florynce Kennedy:

11 comments:

Matt-Man said...

Uh-Huh...I am sure that you do quite a bit of "thanking" to our sailors during Fleet Week. Cheers!!

BikerbabeNJ said...

I saw a you tube post submitted from a 15year old girl yesterday. Brought me to tears. Thanks to all our vets both active and inactive.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hi odat. how was the sailor hugging? i got to hug a few myself at the winging and i will admit it was pretty nice! ha ha... the yankees are in last place? is that about sports odat? i don't like sports. i like chocolate, remember? think you could do a post about chocolate sometime? that would be a good girl...

smiles, bee

Sarge Charlie said...

fleet week huh, sounds like that could be and OCD........

Sarge Charlie said...

Happy Memorial Day.......

Kiyotoe said...

Yeah, NYC ain't so bad. I actually kinda miss it.

But the Yankees sure do suck.

Michael C said...

That's a very nice sentiment! Happy Memorial Day.

Didn't the Angels just sweep the Yankees? Sorry...
;-)

The CEO said...

Happy Memorial Day, you know what it's all about!

SGT DUB said...

Passing out hugs, and I'm a world away. darn my luck.

My Reflecting Pool said...

My Poor Bill gets extra hugs on Memorial day as he is a vetran. Please pass extra hugs for me while you are out and about!

ShadowFalcon said...

Odat hope you enjoyed the weekend!