As Memorial Day wraps up and everyone sat back and remembered those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country, and to those who are serving today, we at Timber Block, feel it’s important to remember and extend our gratitude always.
A moment of silence was held at 3 pm nationwide this afternoon – a moment of remembrance.
In honor of the men and women in our military, past and present, here are some facts:
The Civil War took more lives than any other combat in USA history. Sometime in the 1860′s, cities began to hold ceremonies to honor the many fallen soldiers.
Memorial Day, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.
For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day (Memorial Day). But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.
To those who have served in the past and to those who serve today, we thank you. – the Timber Block Team.
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