Monday, May 26, 2014

It's Memorial Day, Thank You For Your Service To All Members Of U.S. Military and Their Families, Message From President Obama, Wreath Laying At Roosevelt Island FDR Park & Jon Stewart

In addition to enjoying ourselves this Memorial Day weekend with a day off from work, friends, family and outdoor barbecues, let's also take a moment to remember the men and women of the United States Military who are currently serving our country, those veterans who have done so in the past and those who gave their lives.


Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer...

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves...
More on Memorial Day from, President Obama's remarks today at Arlington National Cemetery

and the wreath laying ceremony at Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park:
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart reviews the Veteran's Hospital Health Care issue

and reminds us how veterans have been treated after every war.

UPDATE 11:30 PM - Video of Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony with NYC Council Member Ben Kallos, NYPD Pipe & Drum Band and Veteran/FDR Park Ranger Dennis Rodriguez