Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials remembering those who gave their lives in service to our nation.
It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half mast from dawn until noon.
Remember those who served. All gave some, some gave all.