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Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. The picture above is from France. I don't know when is the Memorial day for them. It seems that every nation has its memorial day or equivalent of it. Japan has one as well. It always rained on the day every year and my grandpa told me that rain was tears of falling soldiers'.
Memorial day became a sale day for most of people. Also it is said that the most cook out day in a year.

Sadly the Memorial day became just a day off to many people...

Below is an installation art of Edward Kienholtz, "The Portable War Memorial" 1968

1 comment:

  1. good post. Kienholz is just the thing for Memorial Day. Ozymandia's Parade is pretty good too.