Friday, 24 May 2019

Memorial Day

Initially observed in 1868, Memorial Day is a federal holiday remembering and honoring those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Once known as Decoration Day, this day originally honored only those lost while fighting the Civil War. During World War 1, the United states found itself in a major conflict, evolving the holiday to commemorate American military who have lost their lives in any war. 

 Memorial Day is considered the start of the summer season. Many cities across the United States host parades in honor of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Some of the largest parades take place in Washington D.C., Chicago and New York. Many Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting and taking flowers to cemeteries and memorials. 

However you spend your day, take a minute to think about and thank every lost loved one that passed defending our country. We THANK YOU and your families! 

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