Memorial Day in the United States honors the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May. It is a three day holiday in the United States and marks the beginning of summer.
Memorial Day is to remember the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Americans are remembering those who lost their lives and could not return home; we are reflecting on their service and why we have the freedoms we enjoy today.
Traditionally, people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. The custom of honoring ancestors by cleaning cemeteries and decorating graves is an ancient and worldwide tradition.
Overtime, the poppy flower symbolized the American tradition for Memorial Day. Here is a link on how the poppy flower became the symbol for Memorial Day.
Thank you to the men and women who gave it all for their country!