Today is Memorial Day, a day of honoring American soldiers who died serving the country in wars.
Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May.
Several towns claim to be the originators of Memorial Day but in 1966, Congress declared Waterloo, NY, to be the birthplace of the holiday.
Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865)
The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States.
Austin Dillon won the Coco-Cola 600 last night, leading just 2 laps. Dillon passed Jimmy Johnson, who ran out of gas.
It has been another good week for BladenOnline.
May 21-27, 2017:
Pages Viewed: 131,272
A Year Ago:
Pages Viewed: 96,391
Most read stories:
6,727: West Bladen was on lockdown
5,403: Man arrested in Clarkton shooting makes first court appearance
2,849: White Lake near drowning
2,681: Bladen County missing girl found safe
1,560: Migrant worker shot dead Friday night during home robbery
1,346: Answers still sought in Bladen County 2015 disappearance.
Twitter Impressions (number of times the tweet was seen)
3,393: East Bladen’s Kyle Tatum signs to play baseball at Brunswick Community College.
We are also on Facebook and do SMUGMUG Slideshow Images.
Based on stats to date, we expect to top 600,000 page views for the month, only the 3rd time in our history.
Thanks to all supporters of BladenOnline. The Best Is Yet To Come, our promise to you.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. Nathan Hale
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. Bob Riley
Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. Wallace Bruce
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