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Walter E Dobarzynski '75 5:00pm May 25
C/O Richard Hutchins, Bastrop County Texas Veterans' Commission Representative:

The Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and many look upon this a long weekend off and the start of the summer but many forget the real meaning of recognizing Memorial Day. Memorial Day is thought to have originated at the end of the Civil War when the graves of Confederate War dead were decorated by groups of southern ladies and became known as “Decoration Day”. The first official Union Memorial Day occurred on 30 May 1868 when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate graves at Arlington Cemetery. It wasn’t until after WWI when Memorial Day began to be recognized as the day to honor the service and sacrifice of all Americans who fought in any war.

Memorial Day is now normally observed on the la...st Monday in May creating a three day weekend for most. Several states, including Texas, continue to have an additional day to recognize Confederate war dead. Texas observes this on January 19th each year. Regardless, many Americans fail to recognize the true meaning of Memorial Day to that end the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed in December 2000 which asks all Americans to take time out on Memorial Day at 3 p.m. local time, "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."

Let us not forget this Memorial Day the service and sacrifice of those great Americans who fought in any conflict and gave their last full measure of devotion, some many years after leaving the battlefield. They gave their all and it is up to us to honor and remember them.

 

 

 

         
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