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Memorial Day Events in San Diego-Spend Your Time Wisely

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American Flag Everyone loves Memorial Day as a day of festivities and fun. It is also a day of sorrow and the many souls sent to the reaches of some other place so that each of us can enjoy life as we currently know it. On Memorial Day every minute is borrowed. Borrowed from the man who perished in a trench, the one who sunk at the helm of a ship or the secretary that burst up the stairwell in a mad dash to ensure the next order was telegraphed without delay. Minutes don’t come cheap on this day and every clock hand was earned through blood, sweat and tears. Memorial Day is just one day in the sequence of days borrowed and each generation will need to add their contribution to keep the clock working properly.   The festivities are part of that day of souls and every laugh, social gathering, bbq sandwich and bratwurst should be a feast; feast for being in the moment of life. Some will remember those who left us a future while many have already forgotten. Some heroes were we

Memorial Day-Remembrance of the Past with an Eye on the Future

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Union and Confederate Soldier- Cousins, Friends or Brothers? Memorial Day is a day of vacation, fun, parks, friends, and meat on the grill. It is all of these things as well as much more. Memorial Day also includes the remembrance of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that the rest of us may enjoy these sunny days. As you are spending your day in carefree joy, try and keep in the back of your head the essential purpose of Memorial Day. Perhaps you want to drop a few flowers at a war veterans site and spend a moment remembering them. The history of the Memorial Day is an interesting one. It was proclaimed on May 5 th , 1868 by General John Logan. He issued the ceremony ( http://www.usmemorialday.org/order11.html ) by laying flowers at the graves of both Confederate and Union graves. To him it was important to honor the dead of the country and the ultimate sacrifice they made to their nation. It was the continuous search for national truth that compelled these solder