Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union andConfederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. -Wikipedia
Whatever you are doing this weekend – whether it be gathering with family and friends to have a picnic or bbq, working on projects around the house, or just taking it easy, let’s remember what the day has been set aside for. Let’s remember and honor the veterans of this country – those men and women who have served, sacrificed, and suffered to provide and keep the freedom we enjoy in this nation. Let’s remember and honor them. Let’s support them and never forget the price freedom cost our country.
God Bless America!