Memorial Day: Remembering

Memorial Day is an American holiday. It is observed on the last Monday of May and honors the 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. It took more than 100 years for Memorial Day to become an official federal holiday. That didn’t occur until 1971.


Remembering those killed at Normandy in World War II.

Dad Tom and the petretary visited Normandy (France) American Cemetery & Memorial in 2013.


Though Memorial Day was established to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country, we asked Mom if we could honor her father as well as Dad Tom’s. They both served in Word War II and returned home at the conclusion of the war. Mom’s dad was in the U.S. Army. Dad’s father was in the U.S. Navy.


Remembering Mom's dad.

Harvey H. Buickerood – 1943


Remembering Dad's dad.

Harriet and E.M. Blue – Washington D.C. – 1945


Our prayers today are with all the families who have lost friends and loved ones in service to the USA. And we applaud all those who have served and are currently serving in our military.


p.s. We had planned to share photos of the all the goodies we received from Bionic Basil as well. But we decided not to dilute this post. We will share that with you tomorrow.