Memorial Day may be celebrated a bit differently this year, but the significance behind it never changes.
Service. Sacrifice. Honor. Remembrance.
Meaning of Memorial Day
Memorial Day was unofficially established during the Civil War as ‘Decoration Day’ to commemorate Union and Confederate soldiers.
During this time, women and families would decorate soldiers’ graves with flowers and tend to grave sites.
Later in 1971 Memorial Day became an official federal holiday.
Now more than 150 years and many wars and conflicts later, Memorial Day is a major national holiday where we honor the men and women who have died serving our country.
It’s a time to recall the sacrifices of warriors who fought for our freedom and way of life.
The toll over the course of our history has been immense. Millions of Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Memorial Day 2020
On this Memorial Day, I hope you’re able to connect with family, friends and loved ones – whether that’s in-person or virtually – and spend some time honoring our military heroes.
Our brave men and women wield the power of the greatest military the world has ever seen.
Remember that the American people, through hard work, ingenuity and powered by the spirit and will of the great American Dream, will prevail through our darkest hours and toughest times.
A new dawn of American exceptionalism is right around the corner.
I’ll finish with words from the late great Ronald Reagan:
“…And if words cannot repay the debt we owe these men, surely with our actions we must strive to keep faith with them and with the vision that led them to battle and to final sacrifice. Our first obligation to them and ourselves is plain enough: the United States and the freedom for which it stands, the freedom for which they died, must endure and prosper.”Ronald Reagan 1982 Memorial Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery
Wishing you a blessed Memorial Day.
In Honor of America’s Fallen Heroes,
Ty Fischer, Founder/CEO
Retire Better Now™
Memorial Day Facts
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May to honor and commemorate all the men and women who have died serving the United States Military.
Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 25 2020.
Memorial Day was unofficially established during the Civil War as ‘Decoration Day’. It officially became a Federal holiday in 1971.
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