Memorial Day is being celebrated today with picnics, trips to the beach, and even camping adventures. Although it is easy to overlook the true meaning of Memorial Day with barbeques and other festivities, many families and friends will be spending the weekend visiting the graves of loved ones that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. This weekend is a time to reflect on those that have died serving our country and also a time to give thanks to those that have served in the military and those that continue to serve.
This holiday originated after the American Civil War, but was known as Decoration Day. The graves of both Union and Confederate Soldiers were decorated to honor those that had died in battle, but the holiday was eventually extended to all of those that had died during military service and renamed.
All of us at deBebians wish you and yours a safe holiday. Our office is closed for Memorial Day today, but we will reopen tomorrow on Tuesday May 26th at 9:00am PST.