The Importance of Memorial Day

Memorial Day can mean different things to different people. It is a day off work, a day spent with friends and family, or a day to grab some good deals on this or that product.  But what does Memorial Day REALLY mean? Memorial Day is about remembrance. We need to remember those who have served, and those who did not come home.

In addition to kicking off the start of summer while enjoying a well-deserved three-day weekend, let’s make sure to honor those who have fallen. All the men and women who fought for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The people who sacrificed it all to make sure Americans today can live with the freedom they helped provide.

Here are a few facts about Memorial Day to help you get in the spirit of remembrance:

  • Memorial Day was observed on May 30 for many years
  • It became a federal holiday in 1971
  • Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day
  • A National moment of remembrance takes place at 3pm local time on Memorial Day

This year, enjoy your day off with friends and family, but don’t forget to honor those who have fallen.