Memorial Day

Referring to Memorial Day as a holiday diminishes its solemnity - Sarah Roderick-Fitch

Memorial Day
Memorial Day

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The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day means different things to different people. Some Americans celebrate the day as a kickoff to summer. Members of the military and veterans reflect on the eternal bond with their brothers and sisters-in-arms. For Gold Star families, it is day to mourn their lost loved ones. For other Americans, it’s a day to adorn the graves of those lost in battle. It is a grateful nation that chooses to honor and give thanks to the brave who stood between tyranny and liberty.

Since the first Memorial Day, the purpose of the holiday was to eulogize the fallen, and to reaffirm the commitment to defend the Constitution. Honoring them isn’t to remember how they died for their country, but…

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 The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Decoration Day (now known as Memorial Day) was officially declared May 30, 1868, nearly five years after Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Major General John Logan established the day of remembrance to give thanks to the fallen.

10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year's first sunburn. It's a time to remember the people who sacrificed their lives for their country.

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