As early as 1863 graves of those who had died fighting in the US Civil War were being decorated by family members. The ritual continued for over one hundred years before being officially being named Memorial Day.
It never fails-when people are passionate about their principles (purpose), a lasting impact is made. Lives are changed. Nations are born. Ideas become reality.
If you live in the US, let this day be one that you think about your own principles as you reflect on those who were willing to die to uphold those of our country. Purpose endures.