Courtney Tompkins May 31, 2010Take time to remember 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! 2 responses to “Take time to remember” I am celebrating memorial day with my family at home and make our cultural traditions alive.Log in to Reply Thanks Courtney for sharing the information about such a memorable day with us. We celebrate this type of holidays with our family and friends. But we often forget the cause of such holidays. We must respect those men and women for their sacrifices. Thanks once again.Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.