Memorial Day is a day of honoring those who have served our country, and also the unofficial start of summer.
It is a time for remembering those who have served and fallen fighting for our freedom, liberty, and justice living in the United States.
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. Memorial Day 2019 occurs on Monday, May 27.
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
Memorial Day is celebrated with family around picnics, pools, barbecues, beaches, and parks. It is one of the busiest travel days along with Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Another benefit of any holiday is sales. Here are some fun facts about Memorial Day and how americans celebrate and honor our veterans.
We choose to celebrate Memorial Day by enjoying the many freedoms that American servicemen and women have perished protecting. They include fundamental rights such as freedom of speech, trial by jury, and protection against cruel and unusual punishment. But the list also covers relative trivialities such as the ability to save up to 80% with Memorial Day weekend sales. And statistics show 60% of us do indeed barbeque each Memorial Day weekend, while 17% take a trip. Memorial Day’s place on the calendar has made it the unofficial start of summer for many.