Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day

Memorial Day began in the late 1800's when General John Logan declared a nation wide holiday, then known as Decoration Day. Logan was the Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Republic and wanted to honor the soldiers who had died during the Civil War. Most southern states refused to recognize it.

It wasn't until the Federal govt. created Memorial Day in 1967 that it became an official holiday to honor all the veterans.

Oh, that handsome guy in his sailor suit is my grandfather, Harry B. Edwards, Jr. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. His tour was in the Pacific and he experienced the hospitality of a Japanese POW camp. And the cool dude below is my stepdad, Danny M. Neubig, who served in the Air Force's K9 Corps.


anny cook said...

Wonderful post, Jae! Really like the pictures, too!

Ella Perdue said...

I never seen this picture before,yes he is a cool dude and I am proud of him.