Thoughts….for PentecostAfrican Proverb, Ghana "If you want to speak to God, tell it to the wind." Catherine the Great, 18th century "A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache." Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century "This time, like all times, is a very good one if we but know what to do with it."
*Nearly 150 years ago, Memorial Day — first called Decoration Day— was set aside to decorate the graves of the men who’d recently died in battle. America was still reeling from the Civil War when Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, issued a proclamation in 1868, according to a PBS account of his decision. Here’s how it was outlined in General Orders No. 11, Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868:
The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.