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Memorial Day and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women

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The Madam C. J. Walker Annual Luncheon and National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) Induction Ceremony was held last Sunday.  For those of you that missed it you missed a nice lunch a powerful speaker and meeting the newest members.

The event was held at the Paris Hotel that did an awesome job with food service and a well prepared room.  The food was good but there was another type of food that was even better.  After the scheduled guess speaker bowed out the National President stepped in and gave a rousing speech!  We will talk about the speech and the organization

 It is said that the summer begins with the Memorial Day holiday and weekend.  It is usually a time when families and friends get time off from work and come together for Bar Be Cues.  Is this the real reason for this holiday and how many people know what the real reason is?

I love a good Cue as much as the rest of America but this holiday is so much more than grilling and time off.  It is a time to reflect on those that made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy our day to day freedoms.  Other Americans that wore our countries uniforms made that ultimate sacrifice and the Memorial Day Holiday is our time to reflect on them, visit and decorate family member’s grave sites and be thankful as a nation.  Do you know the original name of the holiday and why it started?