Memorial Day is the remembrance
of American’s who died in a war
Our country had many brave men and women defend our freedom. Thank you to all of our veterans.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. Memorial Day was first celebrated on May 30, 1868. It was observed by placing flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers during the first national celebration. It commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.
Memorial Day is Monday, May 28, 2012
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day. Be willing and proud to visit with someone who has served in the military, to say thank you. Many of the World War II veterans would appreciate some company or a ride to run an errand or two. Listen to them talk about their war experiences and share your experiences.
What does Memorial Day mean to you?