When you visit Southern Accents showroom it will be hard to miss the large American flag that hangs above our staircase. The flag has hung there for the past three years and has become one of the most photographed items in our showroom. It serves as a reminder of the freedoms that we daily enjoy and hold dear.
Today is Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor those who have died in active military service. First observed on May 30, 1868, it was then referred to as Decoration Day. A day where the graves of fallen comrades who had died in defense of this great country were decorated with flowers. In 1971 Congress passed the National Holiday Act, which changed the date of observance from May 30th to the last Monday in May. In an effort to help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed in December of 2000. This resolution asks all Americans to pause for a moment of silence at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, as a show of remembrance and respect, for those who have given their lives defending our country.
This Memorial Day, as we remember those who have fallen, we would also like to thank and honor those who have served or are actively serving our country in military service. There is no greater sacrifice than the willingness of any man or woman to lay down his life for his country. For those who have made or is currently making this ultimate sacrifice, we say THANK YOU!!
Written by: Lisa Jones