Remembering the True Meaning of Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, there are plenty of people in our communities, and across the world, who hope you'll remember what the day is all really about. Memorial Day is a holiday that many of us celebrate with barbecues, parades, and other festivities, but it's important to take a moment to remember why we celebrate this day.
Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States that was established to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was first observed in the years following the Civil War. The holiday became an official federal holiday in 1971.
For many, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who have served in the U.S military. It's a time to remember the soldiers, Marines, sailors, and airmen who died while serving our country, and to honor their service. This is also a time to show support for the families of those who have lost loved ones in service to our country.
Some people choose to observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers. Others participate in parades and ceremonies, attending events that