Many of us look at Memorial Day as a holiday to be off work and to spend time with family and friends. I think it'* really important that we all reflect on what the true meaning of why we made this day a day of remembrance and a holiday.
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is a United States federal holiday
observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2009). Formerly known as Decoration Day
, it commemorates U.*. men and women who died while in the military service
. First enacted to honor Union
soldiers of the American Civil War
(it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the civil war), it was expanded after World War I
to include American casualties of any war or military action.
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Take the time to remember those who sacrificed and thank those who continue to serve.