Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

It's memorial day in America, and a regular Monday for everyone else I guess. It's also pouring rain where I live so staying home and doing nothing seems like the way to go.

For some reason, I felt really silly after reading this one article (7 things you didn't know about Memorial Day) because I didn't realize it started after the Civil War. For some reason I equated it with World War I or II and my grandpas. Go figure!

President Obama and Major General Linnington at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
an honor guard at Wrightstown N.J.
Honor Guards line up at Arlington
Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.
U.S. Military Color Guard at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.
Memorial Day in 1920
Memorial Day parade in 1900
Memorial Day Parade in NYC in 1922, Grand Army of the Republic (veterans)

Images From:

1-2 are from Memorial Day 2012 via the Huffington Post
3-5 are from MSNBC's Photoblog Memorial Day observed around the U.S.
6 is from Memorial Day from Wikipedia (image originally from the Library of Congress)
7 is from How Memorial Day begun via
8 is from A Brief History of Memorial Day from
9 is from Memorial Day Tributes Around the World from
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