America’s first Memorial Day

When you hear the term “Memorial Day”, what thoughts fill your mind? Some think, “Summer is finally here! Let’s have a bar-b-que.” Keep in mind, there’s nothing wrong with bar-b-ques; however, if that is the first thought in your mind, you’re missing the whole point of this special day.

The United States sets aside a number of holidays each year to reflect/remember certain important events in our history. July 4th for example. For most people, when that date is mentioned, thoughts return to 1776 and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. That’s definitely an important…