Memorial Day 2021 Date | When is Memorial Day Weekend This year 2021?
Memorial Day (previously, but now seldom, called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May. The holiday was formerly observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.
Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Many volunteers place an American flag on graves of military personnel in national cemeteries.
Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial start of summer in the United States, while Labor Day, the first Monday of September, marks the unofficial start of autumn.
Memorial Day 2021: Facts, Meaning & Traditions – History
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31.
The United States National Park Service and numerous scholars attribute the beginning of a Memorial Day practice in the South to a group of women of Columbus, Georgia. The women were the Ladies Memorial Association of Columbus.
“how important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and sheroes” —maya angelou
“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.”
– General Douglas MacArthur
“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.”- Barack Obama
“Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.”- Calvin Coolidge
“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.”- Eleanor Roosevelt
“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.”
“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”