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Memorial Day 2023|SHED KNIVES BLOG #12

Memorial Day 2023|SHED KNIVES BLOG #12

As the warmth of spring envelops the nation, Memorial Day approaches, signaling the beginning of the summer season. While many people view this holiday as a time for barbecues and outdoor adventures, it is essential to remember the profound significance behind Memorial Day. Beyond the fun-filled festivities, Memorial Day serves as a solemn reminder to honor and pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. In this blog, we will delve into the background of Memorial Day and what it means today.

The Origins of Memorial Day

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day emerged in the aftermath of the American Civil War. The conflict, which claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of soldiers, left a profound impact on the nation. Communities across the United States began holding tributes and ceremonies to honor the fallen soldiers and decorate their graves with flowers. The practice gained momentum and led to the establishment of a national day of remembrance.

General John A. Logan


On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, proclaimed May 30 as Decoration Day, designating it as a time to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers. Over time, Decoration Day evolved into the Memorial Day we know today.


As outdoor enthusiasts, we have the privilege of enjoying the beauty and freedom that our heroes fought to protect. Let us not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day and the courage of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Take the time to visit a military cemetery, participate in a memorial run, or simply reflect on the profound significance of this day while surrounded by nature.

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This Memorial Day, let us celebrate responsibly, paying tribute to our fallen heroes with the utmost respect and gratitude. May this day serve as a reminder to cherish the moments we have with our loved ones, to express our appreciation for the freedoms we enjoy, and to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who made it all possible.


Finally, as responsible outdoor enthusiasts, let us remember to leave no trace. Respect and preserve the natural environments that we explore. Dispose of trash properly, stay on designated trails, and follow all rules and regulations. By doing so, we honor not only our fallen heroes but also the land they fought to protect.


This Memorial Day, let us honor, let us remember, and let us celebrate with gratitude.


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About The Author:

Jack Billings is the 19 year old CEO and Founder of Shed Knives, a rising manufacturer of high-quality fixed blade bushcraft knives. With over 5 years of experience as a knife maker, he has developed a reputation for crafting durable, reliable knives that are designed for outdoor enthusiasts and bushcrafters alike. Jack started making knives at the age of 13 and has been refining his craft ever since.

In addition to his expertise in knife making, Jack has a High School Degree from POLYTECH High School, where he studied Automotive Technology and obtained his ASE Certification. He is also a content creator for Shed Knives and has reached the eyes of over 600,000 people across the world through his work.

When he's not working on knives, Jack enjoys exploring the outdoors and has a passion for bushcraft. He also has a passion for the automotive world and enjoys learning about new technologies and advancements. Additionally, he has a great interest in language and is studying Spanish, German, and Arabic.

Jack's personal mission is to constantly improve himself, his products, and his processes in order to stay ahead of the rapidly changing interests of the knife industry and to surpass the competition. He takes great pride in American manufacturing and is committed to contributing to the growth of the world knife industry through his work.

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Walt - May 29, 2023

I enjoyed reading your Memorial Day 2023 / Shed Knives Blog. Keep up the hard work and I look forward to a blog about your Blade Show Atlanta adventures. Keep sharp!!

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