Today we celebrate Memorial Day in the USA. This holiday was originally called Decoration Day when it started back in 1868. The original name of Decoration Day was chosen because people decorated the graves of the fallen with flowers, wreaths, and flags. My mom grew up with a great aunt who always called it Decoration Day. I decided to decorate myself in honor of the original name.
You know I’m always up for fun and happy, but it is a day to remember those who gave their lives for our country. Our Fort Snelling Cemetery is a place for lots of activity today. Dogs are not allowed (which stinks), but Mom snuck me in back in November 2015 so I could take this photo. I am proud to honor those who do serve and have served in the military. We didn’t want to risk any trouble today, so I will just use this photo.
Grilling is a big event for many Americans today…I am technically British, but I can be American if the grill is involved. Nothing beats lots of meat on the grill…oh the smells! Drool…
Remember to keep an eye on your pets when grilling. I never let my sisters near the grill. It is hot and dangerous. Many dogs may not comprehend the danger and could easily get burned. I always put safety first when I grill for everyone.
No matter where you are or what you are doing, I wish you a Happy Memorial Day!