Memorial Day, each year on May 29 reminds many people of summer!! It makes some of us think of hot dogs, swimming pools, and cookies!! But this day means a lot more than the beginning of summer. This day should be remembered as a time to honor those who died while fighting in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The first national observance of Memorial Day occurred on May 30, 1868. Then known as Decoration Day, the holiday was proclaimed by Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic to honor the Union soldiers who had died in the Civil War. 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.
Here at Boo-Shaw Bakery, we’d like to remind you of Memorial Day and that it should be a day to take some time to reflect and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country! While enjoying the outdoors, picnics and barbecues with friends and neighbors, grab some Boo-Shaw Bakery cookies and take some time to talk about and treasure those who have died while serving in the military. Share any stories you have and ask others about their stories of amazing people who have served. These people deserve to be honored, respected and remembered!