May 25 - Memorial Day is dedicated to remembering the men and women who gave their lives while in military service protecting our freedom and liberty. Today, we remember their lives, their courage, their legacy and their service. Our Nation is forever indebted to our fallen Servicemembers and today we remember their ultimate sacrifice. "You are not forgotten."
KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.
Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the heroic men and women who gave their lives in serving and protecting our country and freedoms. Though I have been with the Office of Warrior Care Policy for only a short time, I am so proud to be connected to the mission of caring for our Service members who become wounded, ill or injured, as well as their families http://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/2013/05/24/memorial-day-a-time-to-honor-heroes-celebrate-freedom/
Memorial Day poppies and the woman who launched a movement
Memorial Day - Memorial Day is an American federal holiday observed annually on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day.
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed annually on the last Monday of May (May 28 in 2012). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.