We celebrate this holiday weekend with a day at the beach, a picnic in the park, a boat ride on a lake, a round of golf, a barbecue with family, or other activities. Please take some time to remember what this Memorial Day weekend is truly about.
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.
So let us remember those who have given the greatest sacrifice so we can have freedom and the ability to enjoy this holiday.
“Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the armed services make to defend our way of life.” — Robin Hayes
"Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice." — President Barack Obama
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