Memorial Day, American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died for our country. It was originally known as Decoration Day; it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by decorating graves with flowers, flags and wreaths, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. It marks the beginning of summer.
The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history.
May 5, 1862, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans called for a nationwide remembrance later that month, May 30,1968. On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, more than 5000 participants decorated graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.
Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery each year with a ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave. The President or Vice President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the unknown soldiers. More then 5000 people attend ceremony annually.
Research Source: History Online
Once you try this recipe of Texmex Hot Dogs, you will see why this is a hit. Great for a potluck, or a family dinner at home.
Texmex Hot Dogs
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1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 (8oz.) can tomato sauce
1 (4oz.) can diced green chiles
1 package hot dogs
1 package hot dog buns
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Using a skillet, combine ground beef, onions, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until the meat is brown, stirring to break meat up as it cooks. Drain excess liquid. Stir in chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and dried oregano. Stir well, and add tomato sauce and diced green chiles. Simmer 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Preheat grill, or cook hot dogs in boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes, or until heated through.
Toast the hot dog buns. Place hot dogs in the bun. Top with ground beef mixture. Then sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese. Enjoy!