Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Just after the end of the Civil War Decoration Day a day was set aside to memorialize our fallen soldiers by decorating their graves. The tradition of what is now Memorial Day has continued and is now celebrated on the last Monday of May.

One of the first celebrations was held at Arlington cemetery in 1868. Both union and confederate soldiers alike were honored by strewing flowers over their graves, singing hymns and reciting prayers. The tradition continues today and has expanded to include our fallen heroes from all of our country’s wars.

We at Ann Arbor Arms offer our gratitude to those who have served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice for it. Please take time this weekend to join us as we offer our heart-felt thanks and prayers for those who have passed away, for those who have been injured and for the family and friends of these servicewomen and servicemen.

Holli and Bill Pinon

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