Friday, May 23, 2014

Old Photo Friday: Honoring Memorial Day

WHO: Brian and Ann Lee
WHAT: Visiting Brian's Dad, Allen K. Lee's grave site (Korean War Veteran)
WHERE: Newark, DE
WHEN: April 2007

Memorial Day (formerly known as Decoration Day) originated after the American Civil War to commemorate both union and confederate soldiers who died during the civil war.  By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died or served while in military service.  

Although this was not Memorial Day, we did honor Brian's father by decorating his grave site when we visited Delaware in 2007.  Brian's Mom, Ann who passed in 2010 is also buried at the Veteran's Cemetery outside of Newark, DE.