FROM YOUR PARISH NURSE
Memorial Day Prayerfulness for Spiritual Health
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed in 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Many Americans, today, have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed in December 2000, asking all Americans (at 3:00pm in each respective time zone) 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."
Let us celebrate Memorial Day in a spirit of gratitude and honor those who have given their all in service to their country so that we might live with freedom to love and serve our God. Send up a prayer of gratitude at 3:00pm on Memorial Day….it’s the healthy thing to do!
Peace and health in Christ, Marcia L. Isherwood, RN, BSN
Aurora Parish Nurse in Partnership with St. John Lutheran/Cudahy
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