Memorial Day was first enacted by formerly enslaved African-Americans to honor Union soldiers who had lost their lives in the Civil War. After WWI, the holiday was extended to honor soldiers in all wars.
“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” was written by Bob Dylan in 1973 for the movie “Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid.” It reached #12 on the charts at the time and “Rolling Stone Magazine” put it at #190 on the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time list. The song is about a sherriff but I think it’s a fitting tribute for Memorial Day too.
Thank you to the women and men who have paid the ultimate price in service to this country.