Memorial Day - Not Just a Long Weekend
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is observed on the last Monday of May to honor the individuals who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It was first observed in 1868 to commemorate the sacrifice made by soldiers during the Civil War, and since then, it has become a day to remember all those who lost their lives in service to their country.
Memorial Day is a day to honor and show our gratitude to our fallen heroes who valiantly defended our freedom and democracy. It's a time to salute their bravery, service, and the supreme sacrifice that they made to ensure our way of life. Whether you visit a memorial, spend time with your loved ones, or take a moment to honor those who have served and gave the ultimate sacrifice, let us all keep their memories alive and honor them for their contributions to our great nation. So, as we enjoy this long weekend, let's remember that freedom comes with a heavy price. Let's take a moment to reflect on the sacrifice of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who gave their lives for us, and let us all strive to be worthy of the freedoms they secured for us. Happy Memorial Day!