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(this is in my Blog and someone asked it be put in Discussions) Memorial Day 2016 ~ A Fine Day to Quit Smoking ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Memorial Day, originally called, Decoration Day, was born from the American Civil War. In 1868, it was designated as a day of Remembrance for those who died in service. Graves were strewn with flowers and otherwise 'decorated'. I can imagine it being a terribly somber occasion in 1868, with Civil War dead in so many towns of America at the time. It is still terribly somber. I wish there was no more war. I remember little flags stuck on graves in the Cemetery, Small town parades, the sun glinting off Veteran medals, Picnics, trees in fresh green leaves, and more daylight so we could play later outside... Let Summer* commence ! Summer ! Glorious Summer ! Oh, wait, you're not still smoking, are you ? You don't want to smoke your way through another Summer, do you ? Really ? Gah ! You can be Free this Summer. Free from poisonous chains and the slow suicide of smoking. You can quit. I quit. We quit. You can quit, too ! Quit Smoking, won't you ? and have a memorable Memorial Day. Love, S *June 1, Meteorological Summer, June 21, Astronomical Summer