Happy Memorial Day 2016

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.

Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

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.

Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

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.

Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, remember, honor and are forever indebted to those who gave their lives to give us our way of life.

Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

Fort Logan Cemetery, Denver, Colorado