On this day, we honor and remember the men and women who should never be forgotten.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for the men and women who died in service of the U.S. military. It’s celebrated on the last Monday in May. It originated in the years following the Civil War. The day was officially made a federal holiday in 1971.
The National Moment of Remembrance was established by Congress in 2000 and asks Americans to voluntarily and informally at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of unity for a moment of silence or to listen to Taps.
Social distancing might change how we observe Memorial Day but it won’t stop us saying thank you to these heroes.