Posts Tagged 'day'

Memorial Day 2018

Daniel MabryBarbeques…Friends and family…Children out of school and playing in the street…Time relaxing by the pool…Cool evening breezes…making s’mores on an open fire pit… Memorial Day unofficially marks the start of summer vacation for many households; however, this day is meant to memorialize the military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation. Previous to 1971, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day following the Civil War to honor the fallen. However, after World War I, Decoration Day evolved to salute military personnel who died in all wars past and present. Continue reading ‘Memorial Day 2018’

Make Today a Day “On” Rather Than a Day Off

David Spears“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading ‘Make Today a Day “On” Rather Than a Day Off’

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Daniel MabryVeteran’s Day known as Armistice Day, was the result of a ceasefire between Allied Nations and Germany during World War I that happened on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Seven months later, the Treaty of Versailles was signed and officially ended the “Great War.” In November of 1919, President Wilson designated November 11th as a day to recognize “the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” Years later, World War II required the greatest mobilization of U.S. troops in America’s history, which is why the name was changed to Veteran’s Day to honor all veterans from all wars. Continue reading ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’

Taking the “Labor” out of Labor Day

CorneliusIn the United States, Labor Day is a holiday celebrated the first Monday in September. It’s a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes an annual (national) tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of this country. Continue reading ‘Taking the “Labor” out of Labor Day’