Why Memorial Day Really Matters in America

Why Memorial Day Really Matters in America

(UnitedVoice.com) – Memorial Day is one of the most ceremonious national holidays across the country. Even in the face of a global pandemic, it’s a time for all Americans to come together and honor those who have died in the service of our country.

Memorial Day was originally known as “Decoration Day” as graves of those who died during the Civil War would be decorated with flowers. 

The family’s of those killed during the Civil War would decorate the graves to commemorate their service. Today, the same ritual continues to be observed but we also remember the fallen heroes with parades, national cemetery commemorative addresses and battlefield shrines where people gather to pay their respects.

Back in 2000, the US Congress put into law a national holiday known as the National Moment of Remembrance when all Americans are asked to pause for one minute at 3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day to remember those who have died in the service of their country. 

This Memorial Day is special because it not only celebrates and honors our fallen heroes but also serves as a reminder that securing freedom comes with a heavy price tag. So, regardless of what you do today, we encourage you to remember, honor and include those who made the ultimate sacrifice, in your holiday celebrations.

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to our fallen heroes. We honor and salute you.

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