In honor of the dead of the Civil War
During the American Civil War, both the North and the South suffered heavy casualties. After the war, Americans in many regions began to pay homage to the dead in the war. At present, dozens of regions in the United States consider themselves the birthplace of memorial activities. In May 1868, General John Logan of the Union Army ordered the cemetery to be decorated with flowers and American flags to commemorate the heroes who died for their country in the war.
This is the earliest officially recorded commemorative event. Since then, it has gradually become a custom to visit the graves of fallen soldiers at the end of May every year, present a bouquet of flowers and plant a small American flag. After the two world wars, the number of dead soldiers increased significantly, and commemorative activities gradually spread throughout the United States, and some states have legislated to establish a day of mourning. In 1971, the U.S. Congress passed a law making the last Monday in May a national holiday in honor of fallen soldiers.
There are many touching stories in American history about honoring fallen soldiers. In the 1950s, 1,200 soldiers planted a small American flag at each of the 260,000 fallen soldiers at Arlington American National Cemetery, and then patrolled the cemetery day and night for three consecutive days, keeping the flag standing. Since 1951, the Boy Scouts of St. Louis have organized children to sweep the graves, lay flowers and plant a small flag for the 150,000 martyrs buried in the cemetery every year at the end of May.
On that day. There are always countless great souls who can resonate with the times, and there are always countless heroes who have passed away who can wake up dusty memories so that people can look up to the lofty and tempered spirit in the starry sky of history.
Memorial Day is a time to remember those heroes of our country. It’s also a time for barbecues, picnics, and other outdoor activities. If you’re looking for some ideas on how to decorate your yard or patio for the holiday, here are a few suggestions.
Decoration for daytime
One easy way to decorate is to put up a flagpole and fly the American flag. You can also hang flags from your porch or patio railings. If you have any statues or other patriotic decorations, you can place them around your yard or garden.
Another idea is to put out a few benches or chairs and set up a reading area. You can place a few patriotic-themed books on the table, along with some flowers or other decorations. If you have children, you can set up a small play area in your yard. This could include a few pieces of playground equipment, as well as some flags and other patriotic decorations. You can also decorate your grill for the holiday. You can buy special Memorial Day grill covers, or simply cover it with a flag or another patriotic decoration.
Decoration for night
If you still need some night decoration, the lights are a good choice. There are many different types of lights that can be used for Memorial Day decorations. String lights are a popular choice because they’re versatile and easy to use. You can hang them from trees or poles, or wrap them around objects like benches or chairs. There are also LED candles that can be placed in pots or flower arrangements. These candles give off a soft light and create a warm atmosphere.
If you want to go all out with your Memorial Day decorations, consider renting a projector. Projectors can be used to create patriotic images on walls or fences. They can also be used to project messages like “Thank you” or “We will never forget.”
Whatever type of lights you choose, make sure they are weather-resistant so they won’t get damaged in bad weather. And be sure to take down the decorations when the holiday is over so they don’t cause any damage or injuries.
Decoration suitable for both day and night
It is worth mentioning that I found a decoration suitable for both day and night. I wanted to share with you a special solar angel statue that I think would be perfect for the occasion. Angels signify strength, tranquility, faith, protection, and beauty, as well as the connection between heaven and earth. Angels can make families feel at peace after a loss by assuring them that their loved ones are always safe. I think this would be a wonderful addition to any memorial garden or cemetery, and it would also make a touching tribute to a loved one who has passed away.
Angel Statues and Their Symbolism
Angel sculptures for the house or garden will provide peace to any garden or home design. An “Angel” is a spiritual being who serves as a sacred conduit between mortals and the Divine. Many sculptural renditions of this reassuring picture can be seen in our Angel Statues Gallery, from miniature figurines to life-size angels
Angels signify strength, tranquility, faith, protection, and beauty, as well as the connection between heaven and earth. Angels can make families feel at peace after a loss by assuring them that their loved ones are always safe.
Marble, resin, or bronze can be used to create angel statues. These are extremely attractive and decorate your garden with never-ending charm and beauty. The angel statues are the perfect product for the memorial days.
GIGALUMI solar statue of garden decoration is a new product on the market. It is made of durable resin and it has a solar panel on its back. The statue absorbs sunlight during the day and lights up at night. If you’re looking for something special to honor those who have given their lives for our country, I highly recommend this solar angel statue.
Whatever ideas you choose, be sure to enjoy the holiday and remember those who have given their lives for our country.