Paws reflects on where Memorial Day came from


BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing many things I didn’t know. Your post reminded me of when I was a young girl and the VFW would be selling their poppies. I always remember my granddad and grandma buying them. Is this still done today? I do not remember seeing this anytime in the recent past. Sincerely, Janet

    • BJ says:

      I didn’t notice anyone selling poppies this year, but I have in just the past few years. But that’s in a small town in rural New England. One thing I really did try to find was some info on how the tradition of decorating all graves on Memorial Day began. I still put flowers on the cemetery, carrying on the tradition of my grandmother and my parents. If you have any info on that, please share.

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