|Today is Memorial Day.
It originated in the aftermath of our bloody Civil War, a day to honor
those who had given their lives. It was originally known as Decoration
Day. I grew up knowing it by that name -- that's what my parents called
it -- but eventually the name was changed to Memorial Day.
It was celebrated on May 30th when I was a child, but was moved to the last Monday in May by politicians in Washington whose desire for
bribes campaign contributions was greater than their patriotism. |