Friday, May 28, 2010
Freedom to Farm
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer as we move to many fun outdoor activities and sharing special times with our friends and family. Yesterday I made a visit to a small community cemetery to place flowers on the graves of several family members. Memorial Day also known in the beginning as Decoration Day began in 1868 to honor the memory of those who paid the ultimate price for our country after the Civil War. Visiting the cemetery brings a special time of reflection for me. Looking across the cemetery I noticed that small flags had been placed on each grave of men and women who have served in our military. Because of the courage,devotion and committment of those who have gone before us, we have the freedom to farm.