Happy Memorial Day 2020

Today is Happy Memorial Day 2020 has its roots in the original division:

We commemorate this year in honour of the victims of the Civil War, much different from the first Memorial Day a hundred and fifty years ago.

Not even all those who died in the conflict; Instead, it’s about those who served in the U.S. Army and Navy.

The dead of the Confederates were honoured by their community on their officially commemorative days.

This changed when men and women from all states, including the former Confederate states, sacrificed their lives for the "United States" state in the past and many wars of the twenty-first century.

When Memorial Day began, neither side thought of the future. Survivors of America's deadliest war still buried thousands of people.

No one is sure how many Americans died during the war, but official figures put the death toll at 620,000.

Comparing the 1860 population with the current population of the United States, the same level of casualties in a war today could amount to 6 million casualties.

Even more tragic, most of these men were buried far away from their families, many in unmarked or shallow graves.

After the war, the U.S. government and the former Confederate community gathered to bury the known and unknown dead. When they did, each party remembered their dead separately.

The nation was reunited politically but the grief and bitterness were long-lasting; In 2020, several southern states, including Florida, still honour the victims of their Civil War as part of the Confederate Memorial Day holiday.

Officially, U.S. Memorial Day began when the commander of the largest veteran organization of the Union Army, the members of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), ordered members to honour their fallen comrades on May 30, 1868.

His instructions were clear: these ceremonies were to honour the men whose "lives of soldiers" were a manifestation of the freedom of a chained chain, and for their dead comrades who "threatened the union" to end "rebellious tyranny."

It was a day for those who fought for the United States and the Union. At first, it was not called Remembrance Day.

Instead, it was “Decoration Day” because people laid flowers at the soldier’s grave. While some local communities have decorated the graves of soldiers before the GR issued their orders, many cities have claimed that they initiated Memorial Day.

Were the first newly released slaves to decorate the graves of Union soldiers. By the end of the nineteenth century, all the northern states had officially recognized this holiday.

As the decades passed, Americans fought and died in other wars. These new battles have created Memorial Day that we know today.

Critically for this change, the dead came from all regions: the states of the former Confederacy, which were in the unions, and even from the regions that were not in the state during the Civil War.

In the Spanish-American War, Americans from all regions served, including a few former Confederate generals who received U.S. military commissions.

Nearly 5,000 northerners, southerners and westerners were killed during the clashes, all of which served under the same flag, disqualifying regional events.

Despite their abandonment, it was not until the First World War that millions of people died during the war, that day was extended.

Local celebrations, led by veteran leaders of the American military and World War I, became more inclusive.

Veterans of the Civil War, middle-aged Spanish-American war veterans and their first sons and grandsons who fought in World War I marched in honour of all war victims.

Twenty-seven years later, thousands more died in honour of Americans after World War II. Despite these death tolls, Memorial Day did not become a federal holiday

Instead, in 1954, just after the end of the Korean War, the government recognized Veterans Day, the former Armistice Day, in honour of all war veterans.

National recognition of Memorial Day may be delayed it may delay regional sentiments.

Fourteen years later, Congress made Memorial Day a federal holiday as a new generation of American soldiers in Vietnam sacrificed their lives.

In 1968, the United States designated Memorial Day as the last Monday in May to commemorate all war victims in the United States.

Since this date more than 50 years ago, soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, men and women, all regions and all nations have joined their comrades in honour of Memorial Day. These episodes are likely to increase until the war ends all wars.

As you go about your day on the last Monday in May, remember the man and woman who explained Abraham Lincoln so clearly, "gave the last measure of the lowest devotion."


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