I learned a few things about Memorial Day today. I learned that in 1971 it was declared a National holiday. Wow, to me 1971 isn't that long ago and I guess I thought it had been declared that much earlier. It was known as Decoration day on May 30th. A few years after the Civil War, people decorated the graves of the soldiers who died in that war on that day. I did know that...I don't want you to think I'm a complete ignoramus! Then in 2000, the National Moment of Remembrance Act was signed. At 3pm on Memorial Day we are to stop and have a minute of silence to remember those that gave their lives in all the wars. That I did not know....so I'm glad I learned more about this special day and how to honor and say "Thank You" to those who sacrificed for us to keep our freedoms...freedoms that are not "free". I hope all of you remembered. We attended our town's annual parade. The weather cooperated too.