We Celebrate the Brave Soldiers Who Sacrificed Their Lives to Keep Us Free
Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.
For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date General John A. Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day in 1868. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.” (Information from History.com)
We remember and honor all of the fallen soldiers and soldiers that have safely returned to us, along with their families.