Moving from Texas it’s been interesting to observe how Utahans celebrate Memorial Day. The week before the holiday the garden, grocery, and hardware stores are stocked with mums and flower arrangements. You would think that every family had veterans who died serving our country. Somehow, Memorial Day has a different meaning in Utah. It is promoted as a day to remember ALL loved ones who have past on. The cemeteries are decorated with thousands of flowers. Almost every grave as multiple flowers all from family members.
Yes, it’s lovely to honor and remember our ancestors who passed but I’m still not sure that this is the right holiday. Putting aside my reservations of who this day should be commemorating it is an impressive site to see all the graves decorated with an abundance of flowers. Of course, fallen veterans are also honored with flowers and flags. In this Cemetery, hundreds of crosses with veterans names are placed on display by local scout troops.