Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Day History

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
Waterloo, New York was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it's difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day.
Memorial Day is now celebrated in almost every state on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971, which ensures a three day weekend for Federal holidays).
When it comes to the cemetery organizations, Memorial Day marks a time to, also, remember not only our service men and women but our loved members and friends. This time affords us to monetarily demonstrate our caring.

Service Men Interred in Brown Chapel Cemetery
  • William P. Brown - PVT  US  Army
  • Ernestine Colbert - US  Army
  • Engram B. Crenshaw - CPL  US  Army  Air Force  WWII
  • Robert Crenshaw - PVT  MG  CO  2  Infantry  WWI
  • Emzell Jones, Sr. - US  Army
  • Lofton Jones - US  Army
  • Marshall Jones - PVT  521  Engrs  WWII
  • Napoleon M. Jones - US  Army  Korea
  • Jodie Luckett, Jr. - Texas  PVT  659  OM  Truck CO  WWI
  • Clarence Madison - Texas  PFC  US  Army
  • James Madison - Texas  CPL  CO  C332  Labor  BN  QMC  WWI
  • Bradford Manning - CPL  US  Army
  • Henry Servance - WWI
  • John Will Tatum - Texas Mess Attendant 3CL  US  Navy
  • Homer James Turner - TSGT  US  Air Force
  • O.D. Turner - TEC  5  US  Army  WWII
Your donations can be sent to the following address:
Brown Chapel Cemetery Fund
1048  FM489 E
Oakwood, TX  75855

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