On May 29, the US will mark Memorial Day: Important information regarding this Federal Holiday

Although Memorial Day is frequently associated with the start of summer, its real significance as a federal holiday is to honor and commemorate American soldiers who have given their lives in the line of duty. Since 1971, Memorial Day has been marked on the final Monday in May.

Memorial Day, which is observed on May 29 this year, is meant to remember the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the US armed forces.

About three years after the Civil War, Memorial Day, initially known as Decoration Day, was established in remembrance of the men who sacrificed their lives fighting for the Union. The Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union Veterans, started the custom by adorning the graves of.

Field of Flags: At the War Memorial Center, volunteers will erect 15,015 flags as a moving tribute to Wisconsin residents who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. There will be a flag installation between May 22 and May 26.

FAQ’s

Q1. When will Memorial Day be in 2023?
A1. May 29, 2023
Q2. When did Memorial Day become a recognized holiday each year?
A2. In 1971, the year it was declared a federal holiday.

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