Memorial Day 2013

Posted: 2013/05/27 in Uncategorized

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Memorial Day 2013

A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.

It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lain it to his heart.

Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools….

Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a gift destroys the heart.
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit…

It is good that you should take hold of this; yes, also from this withdraw not the hand: for he that feared God shall come forth of them all…

Wisdom strengthened the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city. For there is not a just man upon earth, that does good, and sinned not.

Also do not listen to all words that are spoken; lest you hear your servant curse you: For your own heart knows that you yourself have cursed others…

God hath made man upright; but men have sought out many inventions.

Memorial Day 2013

Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. Today Memorial Day has been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.

People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with relatives 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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The flag at half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolves not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their place and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.


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