Have A Safe Memorial Day

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

Memorial Day began evolving in 1868 in remembrance of Union and Confederate soldiers who died in action in the Civil War. Flowers were placed that year on the graves of Union and Confederate Soldiers at what is now Arlington National Cemetery. New York was the first state to recognize Memorial Day as a holiday, and by 1890 all northern states had followed suit. The South refused to recognize the day, honoring Confederate dead on a different day, until after World War I when the day of remembrance was expanded to include honoring dead American soldier of all wars. Memorial Day became a national holiday celebrated in its current form in 1971.

 

If you are enjoying a Memorial Day outing, remember the men and women of the United States Military who have given their lives so that the rest of us can enjoy the liberty and freedom our founding fathers sought to guarantee in the U.S. Constitution. Drive safely, wear your seatbelt, don’t drink and drive, and remember safety first when enjoying any water sports, cookouts, hiking, or other outings.

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