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Memorial Day Holiday

Romans 5:7-8 KJV Thank God for those who died for our freedom. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountains. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with kinfolk and others. There often is a religious service and a "dinner on the ground," the traditional term for a potluck meal in which people used to spread the dishes out on sheets or tablecloths on the grass. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the "Memorial Day" idea.

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Derek McCammon's avatar
May 30, 2010

Memorial Day – 2010

The lesson on May 30, 2010 celebrated Memorial Day in America and shared the scripture reading in Ephesians 2:11-18 KJV "11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which...
Leland Maples's avatar
May 24, 2009

Signs of the Signs

Signs of the Signs.- The lesson on May 24, 2009 was presented by Leland Maples of LOOPs Ministry who was visiting during the Memorial Day holiday. Leland’s lesson started with the scripture reading of Acts 28:28 when the Apostle Paul...
Derek McCammon's avatar
May 25, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

The lesson on Sunday May 35, 2008 was honoring Memorial Day.  The scripture reading was in Ephesians 2:11-13 KJV "11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is...
William Champion's avatar
May 27, 2007

Memorial and Remembrance

Memorial and Remembrance. The lesson on May 27, 2007 takes time to recognize Memorial Day in America honoring those that have died in service of the United States of America. If you look up the word “Memorial” in scripture, you...
Derek McCammon's avatar
May 28, 2006

Memorial Day 2006

Memorial Day. The lesson on May 28, 2006 covered the concept of Memorial Day in America. The holiday was set aside to honor those that have died for our country to protect the freedoms we have every day. The holiday...
Clark Curry's avatar
May 30, 2004

Memorial Day 2004

The lesson on May 30, 2004 celebrated Memorial Day in America.  The scripture reading was in John 15:13 KJV. "13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."