Happy Memorial Day

Fallen Cherry Blossom Petals on the grassy verge and sidewalk

But now they lie low,
While over them the swallows skim,
And all is hushed at Shiloh.
— Herman Melville, from his moving civil war poem, Shiloh: A Requiem (April, 1862)

Notes: Originally, Memorial Day honored the horrific casualties of the U.S. Civil War, which outnumbered all other US wars combined until Vietnam. Americans honor our country and our fallen with parades, speeches, flags in the cemeteries. Does your country have a Memorial Day to honor those who fell in war?

The photo are from when the cherry blossoms fell.

Have a magical Monday.

Warmly, Brenda


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