Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

A repost, but important enough to state again.

Memorial Day was officially established as a national holiday in 1971, although celebrating the day actually began soon after the civil war. Memorial Day is designated as a day to remember the men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country, whereas Veteran's Day is designed to honor all veterans, dead or alive. Today I remember members of my family that made the ultimate sacrifice.

2nd Lieutenant Jesse C. Turnage
Co. D, 51st Enrolled Missouri Militia
Civil War
Killed 18 July 1864

Sgt. James Smith Trabue
356th Infantry Regiment
89th Infantry Division
World War I
Killed 11 November 1918

TEC 5 Warren Edward Kuhn
814th Tank Destroyer Battalion
World War II
Killed 17 March 1945


Wendy said...

Thanks for reminding us the distinction between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Heather Kuhn Roelker said...

Thank you for the comment Wendy. I love that everyone thanks Veterans on Memorial Day, but I think it is important to note that the day is especially for those that gave their lives.