Senior Care Hazelwood MO: Honor Our Veterans and Remember Those We Have Lost on Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called “Decoration Day”, is a day of memory for those who have perished in our nation’s service. You can find numerous stories as to its actual early stages, with over two dozen metropolitan areas and towns laying claim to being the origin of Memorial Day. There is also proof that organized women’s groups in the South were beautifying graves previous to the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping” by Nella L. Sweet delivered the dedication “To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead” (Source: Duke University’s Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920). While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the origin of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s very difficult to verify conclusively the origins of the day. It is very likely that it had many individual beginnings; each of those towns and every organized or spur-of-the-moment assembling of people to honor the war dead in the 1860’s established the general human need to honor our dead, each contributed honorably to the developing movement that culminated in Gen Logan giving his formal proclamation in 1868. It is not important who was the very first, what is essential is that Memorial Day was established. Memorial Day is not about dividing. It is about reconciliation; it is about working together to honor those who gave everything they had.

Nurses are Caregivers in University City MO: Observe National Nurses Week 2012 May 6-12

On May 6, 2012, we are joining the American Nurses Association in remembering Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring, as part of National Nurses Week, which is on May 6-12, each year. The intention ofthe week long festivities is to draw attention to of the value and quality of nursing and assist with educating the public concerning the role nurses master in meeting the health care demands of the American people.