The practice of decorating soldiers’ graves is an ancient one.

Reports and discussions describing the history of Memorial day in the United States suggests it evolved during and after the Civil War.

The practice of devoting a day for decorating soldiers’ graves appears to have begun in the South; and was later copied in the North. On May 5, 1868 General John A. Logan issued a proclamation calling for “Decoration Day” to be observed annually and nationwide.

“Memorial Day” was first used as a synonym for “Decoration Day” in 1882. But “Decoration Day” was not officially changed to “Memorial Day” until 1967. That was the year I graduated from high school.

In 1967 the United States was in the midst the Vietnam War, which lasted for us Americans from 1965 until 1973. Of course, this was only one of the many wars the United States had fought since 1776.

Did you know our country has been at war for over 93% of its existence?

United States War History from 1776 - 2011. We have continued to be at war from 2011 until today.

United States War History from 1776 – 2011. We have continued to be at war from 2011 until today.


Do you consider it odd (or deplorable) that the United States has never gone a decade without war?

Do you consider it odd that the only time the United States has gone five years without war (1935-40) was during the Great Depression?

If you doubt the United States’ warring nature, you can check out the statistics by clicking here and here.

How many of these wars do you believe were fought to protect or help us, the people, as opposed to growing lining the pockets of the military, industrial complex and the bankers who financed both sides of the wars?

Do we really want to sacrifice our people to make the rich richer and their world more pleasant at the costs of the lives of our people????

I don’t.




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Mr. Stafne is very experienced in property rights, including banking wrongs and foreclosure prevention; Constitutional Law (under the United States and Washington State Constitution); Appellate law; land use law; personal injury law. Scott has recently become a media focal point as his win record of foreclosure defense cases against the largest financial institutions, servicers, trustees as well as MERS have blazed the trail toward ending the foreclosure crisis and representing the rights of the homeowner above the profits and secret dealings of corporations.   Scott sees law as a foundation for establishing a system of twenty first century liberties for the people; and for removing that corruption of power within our government which makes the achievement of real purpose beholden to only money.   Scott Stafne has been an attorney since graduating from the University of Iowa in 1974. He worked for a large law firm in Indianapolis (Baker & Daniels) for two years. Thereafter, he moved to Seattle Washington in order to obtain a Masters of Law degree from the University of Washington, which he obtained in 1977. Scott practiced law while going to graduate school and has practiced ever since.   This is a personal blog, and does not constitute legal advice in any form, and is not necessarily reflective of the policies or opinions of Stafne Law Firm. Visit the Law Firm: Visit the Google+ Page: Visit the Facebook Page:   *Web Developer: David J. Posel
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