Posted in: In The Know
Date: May 24, 2013
Memorial Day weekend is here offering families and friends a long weekend to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country and freedoms. However, there’s more behind this day of remembrance than you might know.
According to CNN.com, here are some fast facts to know about Memorial Day…or, Decoration Day, as some might call it.
- Memorial Day is always celebrated on the last Monday of the month.
- Several towns claim to be the originators of Memorial Day but Congress declared Waterloo, NY, to be the birthplace of the holiday in 1966.
- Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865).
- The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States.
- It’s also called Decoration Day.
For more timeline information about Memorial Day click here.
We wish you and yours a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend! How will you be celebrating?