Safe and Happy Memorial Day 2023!
Posted by Jean-Luc Andriot on Friday, May 26th, 2023 at 2:43pm.
Memorial Day, also known as Decoration Day, has its origins rooted in honoring and remembering the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country.
The tradition of Memorial Day dates back to the aftermath of the American Civil War. In the late 1860s, various communities across the United States began holding ceremonies to commemorate and decorate the graves of fallen soldiers.
The official birthplace of Memorial Day is attributed to Waterloo, New York, which held the first organized, community-wide observance on May 5, 1866.
Over time, the observance of Memorial Day expanded, and in 1971, it was officially designated as a federal holiday to be observed on the last Monday of May each year.
Today, Memorial Day is a solemn occasion when we pay tribute to the courageous men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the Armed Forces. It is a time to remember their bravery and express gratitude for their selfless devotion to our nation.
Let us honor their memory and keep their legacy alive in our hearts as we participate in parades, visit memorials, and reflect on the profound significance of their sacrifice.