Yesterday was Memorial Day in the United States. Memorial Day is a day set aside to commemorate those veterans who have died in the service of the country. It was first enacted to honor those in the Union Army who died in
the American Civil War. After the first World War, it was expanded to include American casualties of any war or military action.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an
American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
I am aware that Nigeria celebrates her fallen heroes on the 15th of January every year with the Armed Forces Day. We definitely don’t give a national holiday for that. Perhaps with a retired General as president, things might change.
I got to read some posts on some blogs I follow about the American celebration of fallen veterans…
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