Summer is almost here, and Memorial Day is coming up soon.
The holiday is held every year on the last Monday of May to remember service members who died in the line of duty. Since 1971, Memorial Day, which is also called “Decoration Day,” has been a government holiday. Most of the time, parades and ceremonies are held on this day, and most government offices and some companies are closed.
Here are some important facts about the holiday.
When Is Memorial Day in 2023?
This year, the holiday is on May 29. Every year, the holiday is held on the last Monday of May.
Is Memorial Day A Public Holiday?
As a federal holiday, Memorial Day means many government buildings and businesses are closed.
Why Do People Celebrate Memorial Day?
People who died while serving in the U.S. military are remembered on this holiday. History.com says that Memorial Day used to be called “Decoration Day,” and it became a holiday after the Civil War.
It is often celebrated with parades, family get-togethers, and rituals at memorials and cemeteries.
President Biden shared a video on Twitter for memorial day, “This National Police Week – and on Peace Officers Memorial Day – we recognize the absolute courage of officers across America.”
This National Police Week – and on Peace Officers Memorial Day – we recognize the absolute courage of officers across America. pic.twitter.com/1UGNR0bGMW
— President Biden (@POTUS) May 15, 2023
What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?
Veterans Day is always held on November 11. Everyone who has served in the U.S. military is honored on this holiday. On the other hand, Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died while serving.
Memorial Day Flashback
Here’s the YouTube video below, which shows a flashback of the memorable day
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