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Happy Memorial Day 2016 History and Origin USA

Happy Memorial Day 2016 History and Origin USA

Memorial Day will be celebrated on 30th of May 2016 across all the United States of America as it’s the day when we remember those who had sacrificed their life for our freedom. The day when we pray together for their souls as they had even lost their life for our happiness to let us enjoy the breeze of freedom. So it’s our duty to celebrate this day together stand still together with hands in our hands. We salute to these freedom fighters who some way or the other are the reason behind our development happiness joy in our life.

The source of origination of this unique and special tradition was unclear for all the people as to find where was the first place where this tradition of decorating graves and doing prayers starts.

Now as the people of USA were celebrating the decoration day every year things went wrong for this country during the World War 1 as the country lost the lives of many more brave comrades who fight for the freedom of the country. Before this war the decoration day was meant for the decoration of the graves of only those who were lost in the Civil War.

The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”

The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history, requiring the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Many Northern states held similar commemorative events and reprised the tradition in subsequent years; by 1890 each one had made Decoration Day an official state holiday. Many Southern states, on the other hand, continued to honor their dead on separate days until after World War I.

Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. On a less somber note, many people throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because it unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.

Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.

She had been proud of his decision to serve his country, her heart bursting with love and admiration the first time she saw him outfitted in his dress blues.

The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

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Happy Memorial Day 2016 Pictures Greetings Cover Photo For Facebook

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.

It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier … [with] discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self confidence born of demonstrated ability.

Prayers For Memorial Day Memorial Day prayer for Soldiers

Prayers For Memorial Day Memorial Day prayer for Soldiers

All-powerful and ever-living God,

When Abraham left his native land
And departed from his people
You kept him safe through all his journeys.
Protect these soldiers.
Be their constant companion and their strength in battle,
Their refuge in every adversity.
Guide them, O Lord, that they may return home in safety.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Let us pause and remember that God’s Spirit fills the whole world, from the east to the west, from the desert to the mountains. Blessed are You, O God, for You have given us a share in Your life and You dwell in us and in our midst. In the name of God our Father and Creator, and Jesus our Brother and Savior, and the Holy Spirit Giver of Life and Grace.

God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called your sons
      and daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.
R/. Amen

Almighty God Who art the Author of Liberty and the Champion of the oppressed hear our prayer. We the men of Special Forces, acknowledge our dependence upon Thee in the preservation of human freedom.

Almighty Father, whose command is over all and whose love never fails, make me aware of Thy presence and obedient to Thy will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and deed and helping me to live so that I can face my fellow Marines, my loved ones, and Thee without shame or fear. Protect my family.

Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Almighty and Everlasting God, Whose hand stills the tumult of the deep, we offer our prayers for those who serve in our Coast Guard. We are mindful of their traditions of selfless service to the seafarers who make their ways to appointed ports.

Remember, Lord, the fallen
Who died in fields of war,
In flaming clouds, in screaming crowds,
On streets that are no more,
That we today might waken
And greet this day in peace
With grateful prayer for those who bear
The storms that never cease.

Father of Life and Love, we thank you today that you have called us to share in the life of the one human family. We thank you for all our brothers and sisters, and ask You to deepen the bonds of love among us

Heavenly Father, Today we remember and pay tribute to the men and women of the Armed Services who have died in the defense of our nation; from the days of the Revolution to these days in Iraq and Afghanistan. They paid the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we hold so dear.

We also remember the family members of these great heroes. They too suffer a great and painful sacrifice. Bestow upon them the blessings of your consolation and peace. May you ease their sadness as they continue on the road to serenity and hope.To you we offer this prayer knowing you fulfill the heart's desire of those who seek you with noble intentions. May our prayer for true and lasting peace be answered in accordance to your will and for the good of your sons and daughters. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Peace.

Best And Famous Memorial Day Quotes blessings Sayings

Best And Famous Memorial Day Quotes blessings Sayings

The United States and the opportunity for which it stands, the flexibility for which they kicked the bucket, must continue and thrive. Their lives advise us that flexibility is not purchased economically. It has a cost; it forces a weight.

Dear God,
Hear our petition on this day Memorial Day,
furthermore, in your leniency answer us on this day Memorial Day,
for the sake of all that is blessed.

So be it. The peace of God be with you.

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. ~ Erma Bombeck
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. ~ David Thomas
You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. ~Seth Parker

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:

Their courage nerves a thousand living men. -Minot J. Savage
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

Eternal God, Creator of years, of centuries, Lord of whatever is beyond time, Maker of all species and master of all history.

Almighty God Who art the Author of Liberty and the Champion of the oppressed hear our prayer. We the men of Special Forces, acknowledge our dependence upon Thee in the preservation of human freedom. 

Obama said, 'I welcome debate among my team, but I won't tolerate division.

The army is the only order of men sufficiently united to concur in the same sentiments, and powerful enough to impose them on the rest of their fellow-citizens; but the temper of soldiers, habituated at once to violence and to slavery, renders them very unfit guardians of a legal, or even a civil constitution.

We had been hopelessly labouring to plough waste lands; to make nationality grow in a place full of the certainty of God… Among the tribes our creed could be only like the desert grass – a beautiful swift seeming of spring; which, after a day’s heat, fell dusty.

When facing a decision that stands a 50/50 chance of being correct, the choice made will be wrong 80% of the time. Rick Coxen” 

Mine was still the stronger side. I was beloved by the soldiery, who generally care very little what god they serve so long as they are caressed by their king. 

Free Memorial Day Images Wallpaper and Clip Art

Free Memorial Day Images Wallpaper and Clip Art

The way you blunder from one catastrophe to the next, it's a wonder the whole galaxy doesn't hate you.

The galaxy is a big place, General. You provincial military types don't get far enough out to really see that.

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Free Memorial Day Clip Art Images Pictures Photos

For some twenty years the window that opened at the end of the Cold War has been allowed to hang flapping in the wind. It is high time that the five nuclear-weapon states take seriously their commitment to negotiate toward nuclear disarmament.

Free printable memorial day coloring pages for kids

Free printable memorial day coloring pages for kids