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May 30th 1868 was the first designated day to remember the troops who fell in the Civil War. They called it Decoration Day, untill 1882 when the name was officially changed to Memorial Day. There is really no better way then to post the Official Military Order, From the Veterans Affairs site: “Memorial Day Order”
General Orders No. 11, Grand Army of the Republic Headquarters.
I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but Posts and comrades will, in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.
We are organized, Comrades, as our regulations tell us, for the purpose among other things, “of preserving and strengthening those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound together the soldiers sailors and marines, who united to suppress the late rebellion.” What can aid more to assure this result than by cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead? We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security, is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic.
If other eyes grow dull and other hinds slack, and other hearts cold in the solemn trust, ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth of life remain in us.
Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains, and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledge to aid and assist those whom they have left among us a sacred charge upon the Nation’s gratitude—the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.
II. It is the purpose of the Commander?in?Chief to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year, while a survivor of the war remains to honor the memory of his departed comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to call attention to this Order, and lend its friendly aid in bringing it to the notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time for simultaneous compliance therewith.
III. Department commanders will use every effort to make this Order effective.
By Command of:
John A. Logan
Commander in Chief May 5, 1868
So today remember those who lost their life so that we may be.
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Camping Party Centerpieces, Great For a Camping Party
We just had our blue and gold banquet and it was a blast! We had a camping theme this year. If you don’t know what a blue and gold banquet is, it is a party to celebrate the birthday of boy scouts of America. In our cub scout troops we get to have a party. Each year we do a fun, different theme and this year we thought it would camping would be great!
On each table we did a campfire centerpiece.
To make these yourselves you will need:
Red, yellow and orange tissue paper
Empty toilet paper rolls
Paper for the center of the table
I collected empty toilet paper rolls for a while. You will need 4 to 5 for each table. I then took a brown sharpie and drew bark type lines on each roll. When you are decorating the table you will glue these to the paper on your table to keep them from moving. You could just glue them together, but they tend to not stay very well.
I then opened 1 package of each color of tissue paper and opened them up. I cut it into quarters. I then placed one piece of each color together and wrinkled them a little bit. Once they were layered I rolled the ends so that they were all bunched together. I glued them to the tablecloth between the 5 toilet paper rolls. I used hot glue for this part.
That is it! You are done! Super simple and adorable centerpieces for your camping theme party!