英语资讯
News

CNN News:特朗普阿灵顿国家公墓献花悼念亡者

Source: 恒星英语学习网    2018-08-09   English BBS   Favorite  

AZUZ: Yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, U.S. President Donald Trump took part of the ceremonial wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It's one of the traditions of Memorial Day, a time to remember and honor Americans who've died while serving in the U.S. military.
The holiday started in the late 1860s as Decoration Day. And the years after the U.S. Civil War, which remains America's most deadly conflicts, a day was set aside to decorate the graves of fallen troops with flowers. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, historians believe the event was scheduled for May 13th, because that's when flowers in bloom across the nation.

The name was changed to Memorial Day after World War I so it could be held in remembrance of those who fell in all American conflicts. And it's been observed on the last Monday in May since 1971. Church services, parades, public events, are all part of this holiday. And this year, a wall of poppies measuring almost nine feet tall and 133 feet wide was arranged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
It contained more than 645,000 flowers. Each signifying a man or a woman who died in U.S. military service since World War I.


将本页收藏到:
上一篇:CNN News:亚热带风暴阿尔伯托来袭 美国三州进入紧急状态
下一篇:返回列表

最新更新
论坛精彩内容
网站地图 - 学习交流 - 恒星英语论坛 - 关于我们 - 广告服务 - 帮助中心 - 联系我们
Copyright ©2006-2007 www.Hxen.com All Rights Reserved