Memorial Day- Thanking Our Country's Military - The Gypsy Nurse

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May 26, 2014

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Memorial Day- Thanking Our Country’s Military

A Day of Remembrance 

“Memorial Day is a US federal holiday which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May.[1] Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.[2] Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate The Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.[3]It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.”

The Gypsy Nurse is a proud supporter of our American Military.  There are many ways that you can show your support. Consider giving a donation in honor of our nations military in observance of Memorial Day this year to Fisher House, The USO, or the Wounded Warriors Program.

Check out these additional articles on people that served: Specialty Nurse: A SALUTE TO The ARMY NURSE CORP, Memorial Day: Celebrate and Remember, Thank a Nurse Veteran 

Please take a moment to remember those that sacrificed their lives for your continued freedoms.

Memorial Day. (2014, April 29).Wikipedia. Retrieved April 30, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day

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