Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honoring men and women who’ve served and sacrificed their lives in the U.S. Armed Forced.
The day actually began as “Decoration Day”. It originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, placing flowers on the graves of Union and confederate soldiers, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Memorial Day is also meaning the begin of summer unofficially.
Why Memorial Day is Important
- Refection-It’s the best time of year to reflect on the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for U.S. country. Americans have to remember them and make life better.
- Summer-Americans default Memorial Day is the start of summer. It’s totally ok to dust off the grill, fill up the pool and unplug.
- Family-It’s a good time for Americans to spend time together with their family members. And reminds us of relatives who died while serving the military.
How to observe the Memorial Day
- By visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
- By flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
- By attending religious services of your choice.
- By visiting memorials.
- By participating in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3:00 PM local time.
Observed with ViVANT
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