Memorial Day

In less than a month, it will be the longest day of the year. Thursday, June 20th marks the last day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The apple tree in the garden is in full bloom. Hopefully we will have a lovely crop of apples in a few months and I can bake to my heart’s content.

Apple blossom in the garden. Collage created with photovisi.com. Photos Grace @ Cultural Life copyright 2013

Apple blossom in the garden. Collage created with photovisi.com. Photos Grace @ Cultural Life copyright 2013

As well as celebrating the wonderful weather and the imminent arrival of summer, today is Memorial Day in the United States. Whatever your personal beliefs are regarding the issue of war, spare a thought for families who have loved and lost on this Memorial Day. I have relatives – now deceased – who served their country and it is important to remember the sacrifices they and countless others have made and are still making.

“Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace” – Martin Luther

Many other countries are celebrating holidays today too. In the UK, it is a Spring Bank Holiday, in Bolivia they are observing a Mother’s Day holiday, it is Children’s Day in Nigeria and the President of Ghana has recently declared that today is a public holiday for the country. Are any other countries celebrating public holidays today?

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3 thoughts on “Memorial Day

    • Yeah, I love summer too as long as it doesn’t rain too much….typical English weather. LOL! The past few days have been really gorgeous though. Lets hope the sun continues to shine!
      I’m glad you liked my post. 🙂 Memorial Day isn’t a public holiday here in the UK – we have Remembrance Sunday every November 11th – but I wanted to mark it, especially as most of my blog readers and followers are from the US.

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