Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, began shortly after the end of the Civil War. The day was set aside to honor and decorate fallen soldiers’ graves. After World War I and II, Memorial Day became a day to recognize and remember all of America’s fallen soldiers and the sacrifices they have made for their country. In 1987 the government officially recognized the third monday in May as Memorial Day.
So this Memorial Day, thank a military member for their service. In the meantime, here is the one of the first Images that came up when I Googled “America”:
Legal Links 5/24:
Ex-Judge accused of stealing cocaine from evidence (CBS) In a completely separate incident, one judge has been taken into police custody after his fellow judge was found dead on his property from a cocaine overdose (ABA Journal)
Mom gets one month in prison for mooning a school bus (Virginia-Pilot)
While Jacksonville Jaguars fan club, the Bold City Brigade, gained national attention for announcing opposition to Tim Tebow potentially becoming a Jaguar, action super star, karate master and Texas Ranger Chuck Norris wrote a manifesto explaining his affection for the former Heisman winner. (ESPN)