I have had a complaint about my watermark on the photos... the reason it is there is to try and prevent theft. I wish we lived in a world where artists wouldn't have to worry about that, but we don't. I appreciate your understanding.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend, 2012

(photo taken at Fort Larned National Historic Site, Larned, Kansas)

Please remember that Memorial Day isn’t just about backyard BBQ and putting plastic flowers on your great-grandparent’s graves…
“Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United Stateson the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. (Southern ladies organizations and southern schoolchildren had decorated Confederate graves in Richmond and other cities during the Civil War, but each region had its own date. Most dates were in May.) By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.” – wikipedia

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