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Thread: for those who don't know the history of the US Memorial Day

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    for those who don't know the history of the US Memorial Day

    Nancy in western NY

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    Thank you, Nan, for the gentle reminder of what this day is for.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I do know what Memorial Day is and I remember it use to be Decoration Day.
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    I saw a sign that said, "it's not National Barbecue Day!"

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    lest anyone misunderstand my original post... i'm not judging anyone for any way they want to spend their day... i like history and found the link interesting. even this late in my life, i was not aware of the real history of the day.
    Nancy in western NY

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    I didn't misunderstand, Nan, I liked that someone reminded me of the true meaning of the holiday. We tend to forget our history lessons of long ago.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I can remember when I was younger seeing veteran clubs selling the paper poppies. I had completely forgotten about them. Thanks for sharing Nan!
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    Thanks for the link. As with many of our holidays, it's good to be reminded that there was a time when the word "sale" didn't automatically follow.
    We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
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    Yesterday, I bought a poppy outside the Big Box store where I was shopping. I remember my dad would talk of the meaning of the poppy sale and I remember memorizing the poem, In Flander's Field, when I was in high school. The meaning of Memorial Day is still remembered in many towns and homes and hearts..

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    actually there was a phenomenon of Northern and Southern ladies decorating the graves of soldiers from both sides, who were buried far from home. With the thought, I hope someone is doing the same for my loved one.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day

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