We all say thank you and God Bless America

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Over the years, it has seen a lot of changes and in our present time this celebration encompasses all conflicts in our American history. Many cultures in ancient history would honor fallen warriors by decorating their graves. The ancient custom of decorating the graves of warriors evolved and eventually came to America. Through the years, this custom has continued and developed into the National holiday that we celebrate on May 30. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act set the celebration as the last Monday in May, though the official date is still May 30. Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. The traditional Memorial Day celebration sees our flag briskly raised to the top of the flagpole and then solemnly lowered to half-mast. This position reminds us of the men and women who gave their lives in the service of our Country.

 

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