Sunday, May 24, 2009
This holiday honors troops who have died in past wars.
Memorial Day was first held in 1865 after the American Civil War. It was called Decoration Day at that time. The holiday was first called Memorial Day in 1882. It became a federal holiday in 1967.
Let's take this time to remember all the men and women who have served in our armed forces and all they have sacrificed to allow us to live free.
"Even if the world is filled with fire
make sure of hearing the essential Dharma
and enter the path of the Buddha
Cross the wide breadth of birth and death!"
-Larger Sukhavativyuha Sutra (Ogon-ge)
Namo Amida Butsu