The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

May 15, 2013

A little history and a lot of enjoyment for Memorial Day!

NORTHSIDE NEWS — Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year, on the fourth Monday, in May; however, Sunday afternoon is the day encouraged for grave decoration.

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women, who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces during the Civil War.

The practice of putting flowers on soldiers’ graves is dated as far back as 1862 in Savannah, Georgia.

 Initially, individual families and patriot groups began putting flowers on soldiers’ graves all over the South, calling such a day ‘Decoration Day’.

Formally, Decoration Day originated after the Civil War. Most people in the known United States had dead relatives on one, or both sides of the war, and never wanted another conflict, with such mass and split-family causalities, to happen again.

American citizens asked for a nationally-recognized holiday to be set in law, in order to remember the Civil War’s fallen servicemen and women. 

After the end of the Civil War, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, many memorial ceremonies began to collapse and were in fear of being lost altogether. 

Once again, citizens rallied Congress for one, specific day to remember the Civil Wars’ dead servicemen and women for all times; this time their plea didn’t fall on deaf ears.

Congress designated the fourth Monday of May as the new, nationally-recognized Memorial Holiday, aligning the three-day week-end to usher in the beginning of summer vacation.

No matter how your family plans on spending this much-treasured, extended week-end, don’t forget to make special memories of your own. It can be as easy as watching the History channel’s documentaries on primary military leaders of the Civil War.

Please, remember the truth in the not-so-old old adage, “The family that plays together, stays together.”

The Madison Hills Christian Church will have recognition ceremonies for their graduating high school and college seniors this Sunday, May 21 at the end of the 9:30 a.m. service. Those graduates coming to the 10:30 a.m. services will be recognized at the end of the second services. Please make yourself available for this recognition.

The Mount Pleasant Christian Church reports that 32 mothers were honored with a special Mothers’ Day Pancake Breakfast this past Sunday, with their children doing the honor of cooking the meal. I have it on good account that a great time was had by all.

Birthday wishes go out to Ezra O’Knite from Blazon Ridge, off Old BoonesboroughRoad.  Ezra says, “His family will be in from Athens, Ohio to treat him to a special 79th birthday dinner composed of medium-done T-Bones and all the extras, coconut cake for dessert and an unmentionable beverage to wash it all down.”

May God bless Ezra to enjoy his good times with family friends and all of God’s creatures, who he admits to visiting him more regularly civilized man.

Until next week, May God bless you and yours.

Thanks for all the calls, cards and kind wishes of well-being.  You guys are the best friends anyway on where on earth.



   

           

               

 

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