Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States of America, observed the last Monday of May coincidentally with the beginning of the beach season.
Memorial Day, known formerly as Decoration Day is declared on May 30th, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in order to honor soldiers fallen in the Civil War. After World War I, it became Memorial Day to include all dead war’s soldiers in the remembrance.
Memorial Day is about honoring the sacrifice of soldiers who died while in service; it is a day to honor those courageous who gave up their lives for our freedom; a day Americans observe with profound respect and gratitude.
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. (Nathan Hale)
I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism. (Bob Riley)
Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. (Wallace Bruce)
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. (Thomas Campbell)
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. (Benjamin Disraeli)
The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.” (usmemorialday.org)
Regardless where enjoying this Memorial Day Holiday Weekend join the National Moment of Remembrance May 30th at 3 pm, to honor the memory of those men and women that with their blood have written the history of the United States of America.