Memorial Day: A Time to Reflect and Honor

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is dedicated to honoring and remembering the brave men and women who have died in military service to the United States. While it marks the unofficial start of summer, it is important to focus on its true significance.

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day began after the Civil War to commemorate fallen soldiers by decorating their graves with flowers. Established on May 30, 1868, by General John A. Logan, it has evolved to honor American military personnel who died in all wars. In 1971, it became an official federal holiday.

At its heart, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices made for our freedoms, to mourn the loss of those who served, and to honor their bravery. 

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