Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first observed on May 30, 1868, after the Civil War. Flowers were put on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, in order to help heal the nation. After World War I, the holiday was expanded to honor all servicemen and women who died in America's wars. Since 1971, Memorial Day has been celebrated on the last Monday of May._____________________________________________________
Information source: www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html
May you enjoy a day of friends, family, and peace.