Almost Wordless Wednesday: Memorial Day

The Vietnam Memorial

The Arizona Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery

Let Freedom Ring

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action. One of the longest standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911. It is also traditionally viewed as the beginning of summer.

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Roxiticus Desperate Housewives said...

Thanks for the well-done Memorial Day post...I'm here to vote for you in your Battle of the Blogs, drop three or four EntreCards, and run along to work.
Looking forward to a nice long weekend at the beach...hope you have a good one, too!

May 21, 2008 9:01 AM
LadyJava said...

Hi Matt!! Here to vote for you :)

Good Luck!

May 21, 2008 11:03 AM
CastoCreations said...

Happy upcoming Memorial Day!!! Thanks for showing those great memorials to our wonderful men and women in uniform! :)

May 21, 2008 2:56 PM
haleyhughes said...

Some very striking images, and a good reminder of what Memorial Day is all about.

May 21, 2008 4:18 PM
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May 22, 2008 7:32 AM
Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful tribute to our fallen heroes. Happy belated Wordless Wednesday.

May 22, 2008 9:29 AM
Matthew S. Urdan said...

As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. I appreciate it very much!


May 25, 2008 10:17 AM

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