Memorial Day: Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers

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Memorial Day will be observed on Monday May 29th. In 2000, the U.S. Congress and President Clinton enacted the “National Moment of Remembrance Act,” P.L. 106-579. According to, “The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: ‘It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.'”


Poppies for Memorial Day

Memories that stay with us. I watched my Dad purchase a poppy flower every year around Memorial Day and learned it was to remember the veterans. With his passing, I picked up the tradition. I attach the flower to my handbag every year, hoping it will last awhile, but I often wondered what the story was behind this tradition. After reading many stories of how this tradition began I’ve put together this timeline: Continue reading