Memorial Day! An American holiday, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.
Originally known as Decoration Day which came about in the years following the Civil War. It was made an official federal holiday in 1971.
Whether we honor by visiting cemeteries, or memorials, holding family gatherings or participating in parades –– let us remember our men and women who died while serving and protecting our country.
Time Set Aside:
On Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at
3:00 p.m. local time.