Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, is a Federal Holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, was previously observed on May 30th from 1868 to 1970.
Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end on the first Monday of September. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, particularly to honor those who died in military service. Many place an American flag on Veterans' graves, and volunteers place flags on each grave at the United States National Cemetery.
While you're out barbecuing and with family and friends this Memorial Day weekend, please take time to remember the brave men and women of the Armed Forces who died protecting our country.
Have a wonderful and thankful Memorial Day weekend!