a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country.
Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery each year with a ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave. Traditionally, the President or Vice President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Memorial Day was originally observed on May 30th of each year (starting after the Civil War). In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated on the last Monday of May.
Thank you to the families of our brave military members that have given their lives in the service of the United States of America.
In honor of Memorial Day, I have today sent an online contribution to Operation Mend.
View the Operation Mend website - Please consider a financial contribution!
Memorial Day in 2009 is May 25th.More information:
PBS Memorial Day Concert
U.S. Memorial Day History
White House Commission on Remembrance