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Nomadic Salutes Our Troops

by Kat Shea 26. May 2011 18:14

In honor of Memorial Day, Nomadic salutes the fallen men and women that lost their lives in service of our country. We have a couple of little known facts to share with you surrounding the history of Memorial Day via the History Channel:

  • Originally known as "Decoration Day", Memorial Day honored service men who had given their lives in battle by decorating their grave stones with flags and flowers.
  • Memorial Day was first widely observed in 1868 following the Civil War.
  • Congress declared Memorial Day a National holiday in 1971.
  • Today Memorial Day is celebrated in Arlington National Cemetery with a ceremony attended by thousands in which a small American flag is placed at EVERY grave site.

Take a few minutes to show your support and appreciation to the US military men and women stationed overseas by sending a FREE postcard today. 

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