Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, Snarky is taking the day off to think about all the men and women who have served our country as part of the US Armed Forces.  The development community has no shortage of those who have or are currently serving.  Find a way today to thank them.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May.[1] Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.[2] Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars
Here in Minnesota, we're appreciating the break in the bad weather so that Memorial Day parades can happen in the sunshine, and adding some special thank yous to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War:
More than 2,300 Minnesota soldiers were killed during the Civil War, state Rep. Dean Urdahl noted at a news conference. (via MPR)

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