After visiting Pearl Harbor during the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Convention this month, Memorial Day has an added significance to me this year. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nations service. In our celebration this weekend, we are observing an American ritual dating back to May 30, 1868, when General John Logan, in his General Order No. 11, ordered flowers placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Since then the observance has changed, but I feel it is important that we all still take a moment in recognition of those that died to keep our country the amazing place it is today.
Hopefully my Blog today finds you all enjoying a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend. On a lighter note, Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer, and for many of us, getting out of town for three days is a welcomed relief.
What about you?What are you up to this Memorial Day weekend? Whether you are headed out of town, visiting family and friends, or just relaxing around the house, wed love to hear about it!
Ourentire teamhere at L&M wishes you a happy, safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!