Memorial Day


A federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel 

who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Since 1970, it is observed on the last Monday of May

people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. military

Many volunteers place American flags on the graves of military personnel in national cemeteries

The first national observance of Memorial Day occurred on May 30, 1868. 

The holiday was proclaimed by Commander in Chief John A

Many cities and people have claimed to be the first to observe it.

1890, every Union state had adopted it.

The world wars turned it into a day of remembrance for all members of the U.S. military who fought and died in service