Saturday, May 18, 2024
Saturday, May 18, 2024

About Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed in the United States on the last Monday of May each year. The holiday originated in the years following the American Civil War, and it was originally known as Decoration Day.

The purpose of Memorial Day is to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by those who have given their lives in military service. It is a time for Americans to remember and honor the bravery and selflessness of fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, where they may place flags or flowers on the graves of military personnel.

It’s important to note that while Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember those who have died in service to the nation, Veterans Day, observed on November 11th each year, is dedicated to expressing gratitude to all veterans, including those still alive.

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