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Wishing you a happy memorial weekend

Freedom Is Not Free

As the weekend continues to fly by, A.M. Professional Writing Services would like to wish everybody a fun, safe memorial day weekend. As we remember those who have sacrificed their lives in service for this country we are reminded that freedom is indeed, not free. This country owes a great debt to the thousands upon thousands of fallen soldiers who so many of us never even knew. A.M. Professional Writing Services would like to thank all of the men and women who serve this country for their courage and continued protection and defense of its people.

Have you ever wondered how Memorial Day came to be ? Here’s a brief excerpt from usmemorialday.org that provides a short history and the meaning of Memorial Day:

“Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping” by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication “To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead” (Source: Duke University’s Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day. It is more likely that it had many separate beginnings; each of those towns and every planned or spontaneous gathering of people to honor the war dead in the 1860’s tapped into the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the growing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his official proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all.”

Have a great weekend and remember to be safe!

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