Memorial Day is one of the United States’ most poignant federal holidays. It’s a day to remember and honor those who have lost their lives in military service.
The national holiday reflects on those lost in service through many historic battles, including the Civil War, World War II, and more recent conflicts. Many of us come together as a community to watch parades, visit memorials, or host barbecues or picnics with friends and family. This theme of remembrance is shared with other similar holidays, like Veterans Day which honors those who have served in the Armed Forces.
“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.” – Barack Obama
“May we never forget that freedom isn’t free.” Thank you to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.