As families and friends are hitting the road, or shopping for grill items in preparation for the holiday weekend, we would like to take a moment to remember why Memorial Day is a holiday.
Originally designated Declaration Day, Memorial Day is celebrated in honor of all those who have lost their lives in service to the United States of America.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Memorial Day was originally designated in honor of those who lost their lives in the Civil War
- 1.8 million Americans have given their lives for America since 1775
- Red poppies symbolize fallen military. This tradition was born from a poem written by Lt. Col. John McCrae, 1915 called “In Flander’s Field”