Clay Aiken – A Celebration Of Remembrance

In the United States, Memorial Day is on the last Monday
in May and honors Americans who gave their lives
for their country in wars.

Memorial Day is a celebration of remembrance for the brave service of men and women who gave their lives for their country. Originally, Memorial Day honored those who had died in the Civil War. Now, it honors those who died in the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and Desert Storm.

Waterloo, N.Y. is considered the birthplace of this holiday because the people of Waterloo were the first people to proclaim a day on May 5, 1866 to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War. They closed their businesses and placed flowers and flags on the graves of their soldiers. Flags were flown at half-mast.

Although this holiday is celebrated with barbeques, trips to the beach, and other recreation, it is important to remember the history of the day and the men and women who have given their lives for our great country.

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

~ Bob Dylan

What are your plans for this Memorial Day? 

Are you going to a parade or are you staying at home? 

Maybe you are cleaning up the grill for an old fashioned Memorial Day Picnic.

 Whatever your plans may be, have a safe and memorable Day.

I will be with my family for the holiday so this blog will be for Sunday and Monday!

If there is any news from or about Clay, I will post…Otherwise, it will be family time!!

Have A Wonderful Holiday!!!

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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Celebration Of Remembrance

  1. Enjoyed the video and pictures of OMC! My favorite song he performed at the White House was MOAM!
    Have a wonderful time with your family, as I will have with mine!

  2. Clay had so many wonderful opportunities in his career. This was an important one. I remember watching it on tv. Good info. Thanks for the post. ❤️ UNCONDITIONAL love for you Clay. Hope to hear from you soon.

  3. I'll be spending the day with my family too. Be safe and have fun tomorrow. We'll see you back here on Tues.

  4. Hope you are having a wonderful time with your family! Today is a rememberance of those who served and gave their lives for their country!

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