Posted by James Briggs on May 30, 2005
In Reply to: Re: US Memorial Day posted by Smokey Stover on May 28, 2005
: : Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
: : World War 1--112,000
: : World War 2--292,000
: : Korea--33,741
: : Vietnam--58,178
: : Iraq (5.27.05)--1,653
: : If you have a chance maybe a moment of silence and a prayer for the hungry, thirsty, scared, lonely and tired youngsters who are now serving.
: Amen. I bought my poppy yesterday. SS
In Europe, and in the former British Commonwealth, the day is celebrated on the day that WW1 officially ended - the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Why is it different in the US?