Memorial Day Remembrance
Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country. We honor American veterans and soldiers by visiting monuments, attending parades, and observing a nationwide moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time. PBS suggests it is also a good time to read your family history, look at old photographs and help your family learn about prior generations, especially those who have died in battle.
One of my favorite acts of Memorial Day remembrance is the placing of flags in local cemeteries. In my hometown of San Diego, Boy and Girl Scouts place more than 65,000 U.S. flags on grave sites at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. At Arlington National Ceremony, soldiers have held a Flags In tribute each year since 1948. This year, 3,000 soldiers placed over 250,000 miniature flags at Arlington National Cemetery – one for each fallen soldier.