Memorial Day: Remembering Fallen Heroes

A most significant day worthy to salute, remember and mostly feel a deep respect to all the United States Soldiers who have sacrificed their lives while in all wars of the United States.

This day is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season for cultural events and also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events and auto races. We must always remember those who fought for our freedoms in order for us to enjoy these pleasures most of us take for granted.

It started as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the civil war, by the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as ordinary people visited the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military. These traditions and events were inspired by people in the Southern states and after World War I; it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action. Originally, it was called Decoration Day because of the practice of decorating soldier’s graves with flowers. It was observed as a United States federal holiday on the last Monday of May

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