Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. I decided to include a little history about Memorial Day because I have to be honest, I didn't remember a whole lot from school. I remember going to the cemetery with flowers for loved ones who had passed away, having the day off and picnics, but not much else. So, below is a bit of a History lesson that I got from www.history.com. "Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season. The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required 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. Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars, including World War II, The Vietnam War, The Korean War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date General Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees. The change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday." We are very lucky to have the freedoms we do here in the USA. So today, I want to just say THANK YOU to those who have passed away fighting for our freedoms, for those of you who served and fought for our freedom, and for those who are currently still fighting and serving! ❤💕❤
Here's your assignment for the week! I want you to look for an opportunity to thank someone who has made a difference in your life. Big or small, just say THANK YOU! It's a quick and easy task. I'm going to be making a fun announcement next week, so stay tuned for some exciting things to come! You won't want to miss it! I do a free 45 minute session with all of my clients. Are you ready to start finding you? It's time! It will be freeing, I promise! Let's do this! Your Life Coach Robin P.S. You can do hard things! If you missed a Monday Motivation and want to read previous weeks, CLICK HERE.