Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

I would like to wish everyone a safe Memorial Day. I hope that you are able to spend it with your family and friends. I hope that you can also take some time to remember everyone who has died serving in the American Armed Forces.

We celebrate Memorial Day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead. It wasn’t until after World War II that the holiday gained a strong following and national identity.

It was officially named Memorial Day in 1967. And in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Holiday Act, designating Memorial Day as the last Monday in May.


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