Originally Posted by bbnbama;2967600;
Memorial Day actually started out as Decoration Day in the South. Women would put flowers and clean the graves of the soldiers from both North and South that had died on the battlefield and were usually buried nearby and also usually far away from their family. It eventually became memorial day and after WW One was expanded to include all veterans and not just the ones that died in the Civil War. Now it includes all loved ones and not just our veterans.
What you both did was very lovely and meaningful. My parents ashes were scattered and while that was a beautiful ceremony, I really don't have anywhere to go to honor them. I do have a small container of their ashes here at home.