Originating after the Civil War, Memorial Day honors the men and women who have died while serving in our armed forces. Formerly known as, Decoration Day, it is a time to show our respect with visits to grave sites.
Here in Smalltownland family members typically use this time to remember all relatives who have passed away and decorate their graves, along with those who have had military service.
Let us always remember those who have died that allow us to enjoy our freedoms.
"Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong."