Memorial Day’s True Meaning
In this video below, you get a brief understanding of what the Memorial Day is all about and why it is important in the United States of America is it is truly a Remembrance Day for the Fallen Soldiers.
Memorial Day 2020 Facts
Memorial Day, which is sometimes called Decoration Day is a day set aside by the Government as a federal holiday in the United States to pay tribute and morning the US military personnel who had died while serving.
Volunteers visit graves of military personnel in National cemeteries to place flags as a way to honor their bravery.
However, Memorial Day is also an unofficial Start of Summer in the US. There are two other days set aside to celebrate those served in the United States Military which is earlier in May and Veterans in November 11.
Memorial Day Things to Remember
These are some of the things to remember about memorial day.
It is more of Franchise than Holiday
Popularly known as Decoration Day. Basically for the Practice of decorating graves of falling soldiers with flags, flowers, and wreaths. The name Memorial Day goes back to 1882.
The older name gradually disappears until after World War 2. Which was declared as “Memorial Day” officially?
The Day was Made Officially by Major General John A. Logan
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. LOGAN was the commander of the Grand Army of the Republic which is an organization of the Union veterans and also a Speaker at the Carbondale gathering.
He gave a general order No 11, which set aside May 30th, 1868 for strewing with flowers or decorating the graves of dead comrades who defend their country during the past rebellion.
Memorial Day all began as a Rejoinder to Civil War
A total of 620,000 soldiers died on both sides. The loss of life affected the community throughout the country. All this lead to the commemorations of the dead.
Waterloo, New York, began holding an annual community service on May 5, 1866. Although many towns claimed the title, it was Waterloo that won congressional recognition as the “Birthplace of Memorial Day.”