Memorial Day is the perfect holiday to remember those who have played a part in creating the life we enjoy. This federal holiday originally called, Decoration Day, originated following the Civil War and only recognized fallen soldiers up until World War I. Later, a union general, John P. Logan, called for an official nationwide day of remembrance on May 30, 1868. This date was chosen because it was a date that had no anniversary of a particular battle.
Many places in the U.S. claim to be the first to celebrate Memorial Day, however, there is only one small town officially identified as the birthplace. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation stating that Waterloo, New York, is the originator of Memorial Day in the U.S. The town first observed a day to remember fallen soldiers on May 5, 1866.
There are many famous quotes and inspirational greetings that are a wonderful way to express and share gratitude to our numerous heroes. Whether you’re playing host to close friends at home, spending Memorial Day weekend on your boat, or attending special celebratory events, we hope you have a great holiday. Enjoy the unofficial opening of the summer season.
As we spend time with our family and friends on Memorial Day weekend, let us remember to take a moment to honor those for whom the day is named. Let it be our responsibility to carry the memory of our fallen forward.
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