Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Today is Memorial Day, Decoration Day if you will, a day set aside to honor the war dead of the Civil War.
As ordered by General Logan.....
The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country and during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.
It is altogether fitting that we honor those who have given their lives in service to the country. It is also fitting that we, as a people, reflect on the nature and purpose of our wars and conflicts. If for no other reason than the cold, brutal, reality that some will come home in flag draped coffins.