Americans remember fallen soldiers

A cloudy day won’t deter honoring our fallen soldiers on Monday, May 29.

Memorial Day is one of the most stoic traditions the U.S. continues to observe each year. For something so deeply important to this country, it’s only fitting that this day is filled with thoughtful festivities to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers who provided the freedoms Americans enjoy today.

Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day began during the American Civil War when people began placing flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle. Over time this day came to be observed in honor of all those who had died in all U.S. wars, and its name changed officially to Memorial Day.

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