Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day: Remembering

Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

To remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom,  put up your flag (it stays at half mast until noon then raised to full staff for the rest of the day), visit cemeteries or visit memorials. Don't forget to pay tribute by observing a minute of silence at 3:00 PM, local time.

As for myself, I will be changing my Facebook timeline picture for the holiday. You can also change your desktop image. Where can you find images? Well, Wikimedia Commons is a great source for public domain photographs.

United States Flags - Click for larger image

Arlington Cemetery - Click for larger image

United States Marine Corps War Memorial - Click for larger image

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial - Click for larger image
Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Click for larger image
Daily Mouse Clicks will not be posting on Memorial Day. We will return on Tuesday, May 29th. Have a great weekend. ☺

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