Memorial Day began as an event to honor Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the people in the Southern states honored their dead. After WWI, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action.
Originally known as Decoration Day, the current name for this day did not come into use until after WWII. The Memorial Day holiday is officially observed on the last Monday in May.
How will you choose to spend Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day?