Happy Memorial Day May 23 2015
Please note: we will be CLOSED Monday, May 25th in observance of memorial day.
We will be 'strewing flowers' in a grand tradition.
According to the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs, the tradition that later became Memorial Day was begun in 1868 by the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, General John Logan, three years after the U.S. Civil War ended leaving 620,000 Union and Confederate soldiers dead.
Logan issued General Order No. 11 declaring: “The 30th of May, 1868 is designated for the purpose of strewing flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”
He called it “Decoration Day.”
We look forward to more beautiful flowers next week!
Happy and Honorable Decoration Day.