Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.
To many, the holiday means a nice way to start the summer season and getting ready for summer vacations.
So whether you are hitting the beach or hitting the shops or just firing up the grill, please remember those who have given their lives to help make the United States safer for you and I.