Memorial Day is a day we stop to remember those who have sacrificed their lives in service to our nation. We remember those who have served in the military and given their lives to protect our nation.
Honoring the dead
Memorial Day is a day that we take time to honor fallen soldiers that died protecting our freedom. It is therefore not only a day for remembrance, but also of celebration. We celebrate our freedom and remember the price that has been paid to secure it.
Memorial Day honors fallen soldiers right from the Civil War through World War One and Two, up to the present day. It is a day to reflect on the heroes that have sacrificed their lives so that we can continue to live in the country we love.
How we honnor the dead
The present day Memorial Day was previously known as Decoration Day. This is because of the practice of decorating the graves of the fallen with wreaths, flags and flowers. The name was changed to Memorial Day in 1882. This name, however, did not become the official name until 1967.
The practice of decorating the graves with flowers, flags and wreaths is still alive. People gather at the graves of these soldiers to honor their sacrifice by laying flags and wreaths on their graves every year. Some towns and cities also have processions.
What you can learn from Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a great way to keep the memory of fallen soldiers alive. When do you honor your loved ones? If there is one thing you can learn from Memorial Day is that it is important to keep the memory of your loved ones alive. Take some time to honor them by visiting the places they have been laid to rest.
Samantha Milano 9/09/18