Today is Memorial Day in the United States. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day after the American Civil War. Since 1967 Memorial Day has been a Federal Holiday, celebrated the last Monday in May. This is the day for remembering the people who died while serving in the United States armed forces.
We drove to Fort Logan National Cemetery in south Denver. This federal cemetery is 214 acres of white headstones and was opened in the late 1800s.
Volunteers placed American flags at all graves. There are more than 100,000 small American flags there today. The roads leading into the cemetery are marked with larger American flags.
We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, remember, honor and are forever indebted to those who gave their lives to give us our way of life.
These days are so moving. In Australia, we say “Lest We Forget>”
Last year, while in Australia, we did see many military memorials and Lest We Forget was on them. We felt it was a great slogan and very appropriate. The sacrifices that have been made for us were so great and we never should forget. Thanks for reading and commenting. Memorial is the official beginning of our summer. Most schools are out for the summer. Many went camping for the weekend. We love all seasons, but really forward to the longer, sunny days of summer.