Kimbo salutes our heroes, our Veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces. How can we ever thank you for your courageous service?
-We can pay tribute with a minute of silence at 3 p.m. local time on Monday, May 28th.
-We can teach our children to respect and cherish the United States; to be grateful for our opportunities and our long tradition of freedom.
-We can remember those who have given their lives for our country and be grateful.
-We can thank a Veteran and all military personnel.
-We can visit memorials and monuments in memory of those who have served our country.
-We can display the American Flag.
Memorial Day has a long history as a tradition in the United States, beginning in the 1860’s following the Civil War. Formerly known as Decoration Day, people were encouraged to place flowers and decorate the graves of those who had died in war. The month of May was probably chosen to pay tribute because flowers would be growing and therefore easily available.
Memorial Day is more than a long weekend or a chance to get together with family and friends. While sharing the day is special, let’s also remember what the true meaning of this Federal Holiday is and thank those who have served and sacrificed their lives and who have given service.
After your moment of silence on Monday, you can celebrate America with Kimbo’s Patriotic Songs and Marches CD, which features songs such as Stars & Stripes Forever, the Marine’s Hymn, America the Beautiful, My Country ‘Tis of Thee, Star Spangled Banner, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, and more.