While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.
Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work taking risks trying new things. If the door opens go through it. Always go forwards.
When the British came to Ibo land for instance at the beginning of the 20th century and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places and set up their administrations the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.
Intimacies between women often go backwards beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.
The study of history is the beginning of political wisdom.
This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.
The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom - the fear of God.
A wholesome oblivion of one's neighbours is the beginning of wisdom.
I'm not wise but the beginning of wisdom is there it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.
Logic is the beginning of wisdom not the end.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
Kindness is more important than wisdom and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
I think that weddings have probably been crashed since the beginning of time. Cavemen crashed them. You go to meet girls. It makes sense.
More than an end to war we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes an end to this brutal inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
When virtue is lost benevolence appears when benevolence is lost right conduct appears when right conduct is lost expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth it is the beginning of disorder.
From beginning to end I worried that Ang Lee wouldn't be satisfied with my work. So I worked as hard as I could to earn his trust because you only get a chance like this once.
I wanted to travel from the beginning. As a kid I used to dream about airplanes before I ever flew in one.
If you travel around America you see different sections of highways donated by this or that person and that's a slow beginning of what may end up being a situation common in the Third World: some sections of highways in wealthy areas are beautifully maintained and other parts are just dirt-strewn potholes.
Until the June 1967 war I was completely caught up in the life of a young professor of English. Beginning in 1968 I started to think write and travel as someone who felt himself to be directly involved in the renaissance of Palestinian life and politics.
Young people don't want to be second to anyone. Everyone wants to be an overnight star. Look how many years I had to wait how many roads I had to travel how many songs I had to sing. And now I'm just beginning never ending.
I am blessed for what I have but I believed in it from the beginning. Today the dream is the same: I still want to travel I still want to entertain and I most certainly still want to have fun.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.