Happy Memorial Day everybody! This is the day we take to remember those who died fighting in war or protecting our country. I have learned that it was originally called “Decoration Day” and people began celebrating it after the Civil War, but it didn’t become an official holiday until 1971. Back in the 1860s there were accounts of people gathering to hold tributes to the fallen soldiers.
You can find more information about this holiday here: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history
Happy Memorial Day!