Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Waterloo N.Y. 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.
Regardless of the exact date or location of its origins, one thing is clear – Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.
3-Time Cup Champion Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick 2015 Daytona 500 Speed Week
Add The Schedule To YOUR Calendar
NASCAR has made it easy for you to never miss a race in 2015! That’s right, you can now add race events to your Google, Apple or Outlook calendars complete with a preset 15 minute reminder.
Personally I don’t think 15 minutes is long enough to get ready for a race, but ok. You can edit the events and add an earlier reminder once it’s in your calendar.
So how do you do that? NASCAR hooked up with CalReply, a Calendaring platform that enables TV networks, pro-sporting leagues and businesses to enable fans and viewers to subscribe to event schedules via their mobile calendars. Continue reading →