In Honor of
MEMORIAL DAY HONORS MEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED WHILE SERVING IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES. Originally known as Decoration Day, it began in the years following the Civil War, which claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.
During World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the Memorial Day holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.
For decades, Memorial Day was observed on May 30, but in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.
Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials in rememberance of loved ones. On a less somber note, many people throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because it unofficially marks the beginning of summer.
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NEW RIVERVIEW PAGES
A third, new Riverview page has been posted today, (4/20/2022). It's called THE BOBS. on the list of titles to the left of this page and can be reached by clicking on it or by the copy and paste method: https://www.thestreatorhighschool1958.com/RIVERVIEW-Bobs.htm
See if you can find the special contribution by one of our own.
GROWING UP IN THE 40S & 50S
Our new series has become so long that it's now divided into 5 pages or sections. You will find it at the bottom of the list of topics to the left of this HOME PAGE. Look for its title -- GROWING UP IN THE 40s & 50s -- and then choose the subtitle you wish or you can copy and paste the link below in your browser.
5/20 Post: "Pepsi Cols"
Copy & paste:https://www.thestreatorhighschool1958.com/Our-Businesses.htm
Or click on GROWING UP IN THE 40s & 50s and choose "Overview" from the Flyout Menu
HOW I GOT WHERE I AM
It's time for you to write your "story" of where and why you're living where you are. Some have chosen to write a lengthy narrative, which has been wonderful; but I fear it's frightened off others.
Please just share what made you choose your hometown to retire in; or if you're still working, please tell us where and what keeps you going. We'll take stories of any size - we just want to catch up on YOU!
You can email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on "What's New!"
You'll find the answers we've received so far - How I Got Where I Am - listed to the left of the HOME PAGE about half way down and just before "Special Series."
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BUT ARE
TOO SHY TOO ASK
We didn't have the "computer advantage" when we were growing up so many of us are a little timid when approaching this newfangled contraption. With that in mind, a new forum section entitled "All You Need to Know But Are too Shy to Ask" has been created.
The new feature has directions for many of the skills needed to take full advantage of our web site. It even explains how to print those directions so you can have them in front of you as you navigate into new territory.
A second feature explains exactly how to obtain additional help with any problem which may come up. It's really simple: just email me, as site administrator; and I'll get the answer straight from the experts at Class Creator.
So now, with a little bit of determination, you can fully explore the site, send emails, reply to survey questions, comment in forums, and load pictures. Just click on the link below.
or copy and paste the following into search
A NOTE TO NEWCOMERS
Glad to have you online with us!
Please register and choose a password so you can explore the complete site we have created. It's filled with classmates' memories, pictures, updates, information on the Fifties, and more.
So Welcome to the World of Streator High School 1958!