Monday, May 28, 2012


Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Typically Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Although others see this national holiday only as a day off from work to eat and drink to excess and the start of the summer vacation season.

Memorial Day was formerly known as Decoration Day. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. However, by the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.

Many American families gather together during this time to visit cemeteries and memorials built to honor the fallen soldiers. While others have huge celebrations with all kinds of food and fun festivities. No matter how you celebrate this Federal holiday I would just like to extend my thanks to all those who have served our country. We should continue to honor and support our soldiers and their families not just during the holidays but throughout the whole year.

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