Memorial Day – In Remembrance
My name is Candace Kaiser and I recently joined the Firestorm team. My first task was to research and write about Memorial Day. I am honored to have the opportunity to write about a subject so important to many Americans.
According to the History Channel, Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. This holiday honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
The holiday evolved from remembering those who had fallen in the Civil war to remembering all who had died in war after World War I.
Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.
Unoffically, Memorial marks the first day of Summer. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades, according to the History Channel.
We here at Firestorm remember those who have died while serving our country. We would like to wish everyone a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend.
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