Friday, June 12, 2015

Memorial Day, To Honor Our Heroes

Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States that is observed every year on the last Monday in May and is known as Decoration Day. Most governmental offices are closed and most people have the day off work. Memorial Day originated after the Civil War to honor Confederate and Union soldiers that gave their lives during battle. In modern day, it has been extended to honor anyone who has died serving during the US military. On this day, people often visit cemeteries and decorate the graves of their loved ones or people who have died while serving our country.  Many volunteers also take the time to place a small American flag on every grave in our national cemeteries.

While you are grilling out and partying with family and friends, remember those who came before you and fought for your country. It is their great sacrifice that gave you the freedom to celebrate this three day weekend. So pop a cold one, raise a toast to the men and women who paid the ultimate price this land. Wishing you a blessed and safe Memorial Day.
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