What Is Memorial Day? The Meaning & History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day commemorates all men and women who have died in U.S. military service. It’s not to be confused with Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of U.S. military veterans, or with Armed Forces Day, which honors men and women currently in service.

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.

At this time Michelle and I would like to give honor and recognition to all of those that have served and are serving our country. May God keep our service men and women and their families safe.

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The real meaning of Memorial Day -- honoring our fallen military heroes'  solemn sacrifice