May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day from Enslow!

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day and a big thank you to those who have served our country in the Armed Services.

Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday in 1873. By 1890, all of the northern states recognized the holiday. The South refused to recognize the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I. It was after World War I that the holiday changed from honoring those who died in the Civil War to honoring any soldier who had died in any war.

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