What is Memorial Day All About?

Memorial Day is a day set apart …

Photo - What is Memorial Day All About? Arlington National Cemetery - Nest Half Full… when we in the United States of America remember the military men and women who have died while serving their country in a time of conflict.

“Today I am pleased to sign S. 3181, the “National Moment of Remembrance Act,” which designates 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day each year as the National Moment of Remembrance, in honor of the men and women of the United States who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.”
President Bill Clinton – December 28, 2000

The idea of a unified day of remembrance for fallen warriors started just after the Civil War ended.  From 1861 to 1865 (some say 1866), family members and friends fought against each other in the bloodiest war in all of American history.

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Days of Remembrance Around the World

While researching my article “What is Memorial Day All About“, I started wondering about other countries’ days of remembrance around the world.
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Days of Remembrance Around the World by NestHalfFull.com. History Photo by Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos dot net
Here are just a few days of remembrance I found …

Australia, New Zealand and some South Pacific Islands …
Anzac DayAnzac Day.   April 25.  The anniversary of of the first major military action fought by these two countries during WWI.

Armenia …
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.  April 24.  A national holiday for Armenians around the world to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

Belgium, France, New Zealand, Serbia and many other countries …
Armistice Day. November 11.  Celebrating the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities on the Western Front of WWI.
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Pecan Bread ~ Deliciously Gluten-Free Dairy-Free

Let’s make a gorgeous loaf of Pecan Bread!

With weather getting warmer in the Northern Hemisphere, not everyone would think first thing of baking.  However, I believe there’s never a bad time for Pecan Bread!  It’s delicious and I make ours in a bread machine!  Not a hot job!  . . .

Photo - Pecan Bread - NHF Homemade Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

It’s Spring!  YAY!!!

While I earnestly believe that change can start at anytime (see my return article,  Time to Jump Back In!), Spring is the perfect time to ramp oneself back up, again.

Fresh air!  Birds singing!  Daffodils blooming!  Spring always gives me a fresh burst of energy.

The last couple of years have been a crazy run of one medical problem after another – actually all tied together. The whole thing seriously wore me down.

What this ordeal taught us is that most of our medical ills, including my lifelong struggle with Crohn’s Disease, have been caused by, or, at the very least, kerfuffled by diet.

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Time to Jump Back In!

Despite some trembling, I’m taking a leap to jump back in today …

with a sincere apology that it’s been such a long time since I last wrote.  Serious health issues were compounded by technical difficulties.  And… well… I let go.
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The thing about having let go is that, over time, I became shy about how to get back into sync with everyone.  Unsure of my voice.

I believe many of us go through something similar every once in awhile.  When we’re not exercising our gifts regularly, self-doubt and lethargy can take over.  I also believe that we, fortunately, can find something to get ourselves going again, and jump back in.

What happened to drop kick me back into action?

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