Photos by Nancy Bauer, OSB
Author: Dolores Super, OSB
The end of May brings Memorial Day, sometimes known as Decoration Day. If you consult the dictionary you learn that memorial refers to something that helps people remember some person or event; and that decoration denotes a sign of honor. These two definitions sum up just what we celebrate on Monday, May 30th. This is the day our nation remembers and honors those who have lost their lives in wars. Memorial Day has been observed yearly since the Civil War. Who has not taken flowers or flags to cemeteries to place on graves? How many have sat on sidewalk curbs enjoying hometown parades? How many have enjoyed outdoor picnics with family and friends? Each of these is a unique American way of remembering and honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. May God continue to bless them and us.