What is Memorial Day and why do we celebrate it?

A dedicated day to honor American military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

After World War I, the day became an occasion for honoring those who died in all of America's wars and was then more widely established as a national holiday throughout the United States.

When is Memorial Day?

This U.S. federal holiday is observed on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the military. It was formerly known as Decoration Day

What is the history of Memorial Day?

In 1869, the head of an organization of Union veterans, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, established Decoration Day as a way for the nation to honor the graves of those who died in the Civil War with flowers

Why is Memorial Day in May?

It is said that Logan, a staunch defender of the Union, believed Memorial Day should occur when flowers are in full bloom across the country, according to the National Museum of the U.S. Army.

What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

Memorial Day and Veterans Day both honor the sacrifices made by U.S. Veterans but serve different purposes.

Why Is The Poppy A Symbol of Memorial Day?

In the war-torn battlefields of Europe, the common red field poppy  was one of the first plants to reappear. The poppy came to represent the immeasurable sacrifice made by his comrades.