Memorial Day 2015 – Remembering those who gave of themselvesMay 25, 2015 • By admin
A caisson entering Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, DC
Photo from Arlington National Cemetery website,
Courtesy of Andrew V. McMaster, May 2006
– America’s Memorial Day
This weekend in America is our Memorial Day holiday when America pauses to honor those that have given their lives in service to their country. Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment appreciates and honors all of those who have served to defend, protect, and preserve our country from outside invaders and those within our land.
Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War [to honor Union soldiers who died and after World War I, expanded to include those who died in any war or military action] and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer,” quoting The History Channel.
Read more and see the video.
– RSE’s corporate travel partner, Delta Airlines, honors our military on their last flights home.
A group of Delta Air Lines employees has made a commitment to honor and recognize members of the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Delta Honor Guard, which has been operating since 2005, is composed of approximately 30 men and women who volunteer their time to honor fallen troops whose remains come through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport aboard Delta flights, according to Brian McConnell, coordinator of the Delta Honor Guard.
Delta Airlines is a vendor to RSE, our school’s corporate travel partner carrying our staff to events worldwide.
Click here for this moving ceremony from February 13, 2013, which occurs plane-side, even in the rain and snow.
– JZ Knight recommends a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Click here to donate.