Memorial Day 2020 | Honoring our Heroes
The history of Memorial Day in America stretches back to the Civil War, with several different locations claiming to have been the first to honor those killed in the war by having flags at half-staff and placing flowers on the graves of the fallen. And while it didn’t become an official federal holiday until 1971, it was still celebrated at the state level all across the nation for many decades.
Regardless of where it started, the day is now set aside for us to remember all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. Their selfless actions have helped shape both our country and the world as a whole.
As parades, visiting museums, and other public gatherings may not be an option this year, you can still honor the fallen by observing a moment of silence, visiting a local cemetery, hanging an American flag, or donating to a military charity.
No matter how you celebrate the day, make sure to take some time out to remember these brave men and women who gave their lives so that others might live freely.