Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
Though this is a day we traditionally gather with friends and family for a summer barbeque, we must never forget the true meaning of this holiday - the soldiers who paid the ultimate price to preserve our republic.
"We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”
- James A. Garfield - May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery
We shall never forget you.
Have a safe and blessed weekend.