Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day

Memorial Day:
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


Cash Gifting Mentor said...

God bless all of the soldiers who have passed on as well as those who are still fighting.

Michael Shinyo said...

Whenever I see other soldiers in an airport, I wonder what difficulties they've gone through and what ones they still have to face. It makes me sad. Some will get through fine but may still suffer when they return home. No one really knows what goes on inside and the pain they may endure. We must remember those who have passed and keep in mind those who are yet to return.

Namo Amida Butsu

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