5.25.2009

Memorial Day 2009

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. Today, we remember those that have given their lives for our freedom.





Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I to include American casualties of any war or military action.

20 comments:

Baby Patches Confessions of the Plume said...

Happy Memorial Day Sweet Praline and family! I likes dat history, very neat.

milocat said...

Remembering is very impawtant. Happy Memorial Day.

Tracey and Huffle said...

We salute those who gave their lives in service.

Huffle Mawson

Elin said...

Happy Day Praline!
How are u?

xoxo

The Island Cats said...

Have a peaceful Memorial Day, Praline!

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

Today our momma putz up a page to thank all 'a da veterans an' soldiers frum warz dat makez us safe. And, 'specially, the solders that spilled their blood and gave their lives so we can have freedom.

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Memorial Day! We're remembering those who served too.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Hansel said...

Praline! We are remembering too. You look great, and happy to be home!

Patty Skypants said...

Today we iz remembering my grandpoppy and mai poppy's uncles jerry an' jim. We iz also honoring Uncle Jim, Cousin Tim and Grandpoppy Chaz. xxoo Bhu

Angel said...

We too are remembering those who served!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We never forget.

Cat with a garden said...

Happy Memorial Day, Sweet Praline!

Tristan and Crikey said...

We're remembering today, too.

pughy said...

Remembering is a must. Happy memorial day

Hugs GJ xx

Cat with a garden said...

Pssst, we gave you an award today.
Purrs!

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Memorial Day to you and your Mom!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Happy Memorial Day !!!!
WE purr for all who served.
Purrs Mickey,Georgia and Tillie

Fin said...

Happy Memorial Day!!

Jasmim said...

Happy Memorial Day =)
It is a very special day, we didn't know its meaning =x

Jas & Gi

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Dat was a nice post Praline...and we'z glad yoor back home wif yoor mommy.