Take time to remember

May 31, 2010 —

Today DMU is closed in honor of Memorial Day. While everyone loves a long weekend to spend with family & friends, make sure you don’t forget why we all have the day off! Memorial Day is a time to remember our American military members who died in service.

According to my good friend Wikipedia, the first observation of Memorial Day was in 1866.Honoring our long history of U.S. men and women who have given their lives for our freedom is important. Just like Independence Day, I love reminders like today that inspire patriotism and pride in our country.

Traditions of memorial day include a national moment of silence at 3 p.m. in each timezone and a half-mast flag from dawn until noon. Perhaps you celebrate with a family picnic, gathering your dear ones near to you. Maybe you’ll see a current military person around town and have a chance to thank them for their service. Or maybe you spend time in silence or prayer, grateful for the country we live in.

However you choose to celebrate, don’t forget the purpose of today! Happy Memorial Day!


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