None understand this better than those who put everything on the line by signing a contract to serve in America’s Armed Forces. Many honorable men and women paid the price with their limbs and lives. And since the end of the Vietnam War, the warriors who died in service to this county have volunteered.
“designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country.” Therefore a Decoration Day. Former combatants honored the dead on separate days until after the First World War. Memorial Day has evolved to honor all Americans who died while in military service. It became a Federal Holiday in 1971.
loved ones who died in this nation’s wars.