Memorial Day is a day honoring American soldiers
who died serving the country in wars.
However, in the south, this holiday has long been known as
a time to decorate the graves of all family members.
I can recall many years of going with my parents to
decorate graves in the country cemetery.
Glenn and I decorated many of our family graves earlier this week,
both in town and in the country.
On Sunday, as I write this, the graves of all servicemen in
our local cemetery will have a small American Flag
on them, placed there by the American Legion Post, and many more will
have been "decorated" with flower arrangements.
Memorial Day weekend is a time for families from afar to come
back to their Old Kentucky Home.
I have to wonder if this long-standing tradition will continue
after my generation is gone.