Memorial Day: Remember Those Who Gave All

ap_transfer_remains_ceremony_ll_120914_wmainTo many, Memorial Day is another long weekend. It’s also known as the official start of summer. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond barbecues and celebrations.

The holiday began after the Civil War, and was known as “Decoration Day.” It was originally founded to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War, today, Memorial Day is a day to honor all of the Americans who have died in military service. At Arlington National Cemetery, it takes one thousand soldiers four hours to place flags on the graves of each of the falling soldiers.

Every Americans should take a moment from their day of celebration and leisure to reflect on the brave sacrifices of those who have given all for this great nation.

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