@Sl1 Thank you for remembering our vets that perished under fire.
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
My family has to go back to the Civil War to have someone that died during a war. My great-great grandfather was a doctor in the Civil War and died as a result of his service in a prison camp in S. Carolina. Every generation since has veterans that served in the military since then but we have only one person that died while serving.
Thanks to all the families that have members that served and perished to keep this great nation free,
God Bless America.
Jerry, HMC/USN/USMC (ret)