Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Known originally as Decoration Day. Notably between 1868 and 1970, it was observed on May 30.
Some traditions for Memorial Day might include laying wreaths on the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery; religious services; parades; and speeches across the United States; and the placement of flags, insignia, and flowers on the graves of veterans.
Remember those who served before.
Remember those who are no more.
Remember those who serve today.
Remember them all on Memorial Day.
By Emily Toma
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