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.
Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.