Friday, May 24, 2013

Michigan Memorial Day

Monday marks one of my all-time favorite holidays, Memorial Day. Unlike many holidays which center on giving and receiving gifts or treats, Memorial Day is all about remembering – about sacrifice, honor, duty. . . .and freedom – but mostly remembering; specifically remembering those that have fallen in battle while defending our country.

In honor of Michigan's strong tradition in supporting our military, MMTC Salutes our Armed Forces.

There are a host of wonderful activities and celebrations taking place throughout the state and we'd like to direct you to several websites with information to help you enjoy the holiday weekend.

Yankee Air Museum - Willow Run airport hosts Pancake breakfast

The Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society - highlighting Michigan's contributions

Memorial Day history overview - from our friends at Wikipedia

The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs - More History and Local Observances

From CBS News, a link to Metro Detroit Parades and more

In December 2000, the U.S. Congress passed and the president signed into law, "The National Moment of Remembrance Act," P.L. 106-579
The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: “It’s a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day.”

Be safe, enjoy family, friends and fun. . .  and Remember. . ."Fallen but never forgotten."

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