Heroes and She-roes

Maya Angelou, one of my favorite poets wrote: "How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May.

Designed to commemorate men and women who died while in military service to the United States, Memorial Day was first observed as a way to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War. After World War I, the observance was extended to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

Though in pop culture, Memorial Day marks the start of the summer vacation, we should always remember those who served and sacrificed.

Takeaway Truth

God bless America, land that I love, and God bless the heroes and she-roes who purchase our freedom with their service.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent!! On this Memorial Day. This was interesting and very informational. I had no idea it dated back so far and that there is still some controversy about the date. Thank you for the tribute.