Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday finds its roots all the way back to after the Civil War when it was known as Decoration Day. It wasn’t until 1971 that Memorial Day was established to be on the last Monday of May. For many of us, Memorial Day is not only associated with the service and sacrifice of our military, but also, as the unofficial start of summer. It is both a day of remembrance and celebration, which is very American!
If you are looking for ways to celebrate with activities for the whole family, consider trying a few of the ideas that we found:
In the midst of all of your fun, remember to take time to recognize and acknowledge those who have served and fallen to help keep our great country safe. At 3PM local time, stop and take a moment of remembrance.
We hope that you and your loved ones have a safe and happy Memorial Day! Your friends at APG&E