Happy Memorial Day!
May 28th, 2018
We all think of Memorial Day as the beginning of summer and Labor Day as summer’s end. Both holidays brings us together at beach parties and other festive events. However most of us do not know that the first Memorial Day was celebrated on May 1, 1865 in remembrance of the Civil War dead which resulted in more Americans dying (750,000) then all subsequent wars combined. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans that died in all wars.
The Lewis J. Obi Family of American Patriots L to R:
Father H.D. Obi U.S. Army WWI, Dr Lewis Obi USMC Korea, George Obi USN WWII, Edward Obi USAF Korea, James Obi USAF Viet Nam, Dr Lewis Obi USN Viet Nam. Missing: Thomas Obi USN Cuban Crisis & David Obi USN.
My Father Habib Obi came to the U.S. in 1917 and immediately joined the Army serving in France. He was extremely proud to become an American and instilled the sacred virtue of patriotism in all of us. Thanks to all of you who are in or have been in service of our great country. God bless America and Semper Fi.