A Memorial Day Celebration


Memorial day. Some knowledge shared.

Author DC Gilbert

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is an American holiday dedicated to honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It became an official federal holiday in 1971 and is observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day has a history dating back to the Civil War and Decoration Day, a day initially set aside to honor those who died during the Civil War.

While honoring and remembering veterans is always a good thing, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their country. You probably won’t offend any veterans by wishing them a happy Memorial Day, but we should remember that this is not the purpose of this holiday.

This year, Memorial Day occurs on Monday, May 25.

Many people take weekend trips, go camping, throw parties, or cookouts on Memorial Day weekend. For many, it…

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