Monday, May 28, 2018

Remembering Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day and traditionally celebrated on May 30th.  Gradually the date became known as Memorial Day and a time to honor those who died in military service.

Today there are flags on the graves at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery placed by volunteers from the community.

On other days decorations are poignant reminders that those buried here were sons, brothers, husbands, uncles, and increasingly, daughters, sisters, wives and aunts. 

There are many different ways grave sites are decorated at the cemetery and this sweet display caugh my eye last fall.

Not everyone buried here died in battle or during their active service but they all served.  I drive past this cemetery at least once a week and there's almost always something interesting to see.

The best way to honor their sacrifice is to celebrate Memorial Day while remembering those who made it possible for us to enjoy our freedoms on this day.


  1. Thanks for marking the true importance of the holiday, Shirley! Best wishes!

  2. A most appropriate and timely post. So often we forget the meaning of the holiday and forget to remember all those who served and died to safe guard our precious freedoms. Thanks for always remembering the importance of this day!

  3. Thank you for this beautiful post.

  4. Thanks for the reminder. I often think I wouldn't be here living or writing about gardens had my father not returned from his POW time after being shot down...not to mention all those who died in sacrifice.


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