Memorial Day is an American holiday and is observed on the last Monday in May. Its purpose is to remember and honor those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the military of the United States of America.
This holiday is considered the unofficial beginning of summer, but it means so much more than outings and picnics. Many Americans spend the day visiting cemeteries or memorials, placing flowers on graves, holding family gatherings, etc.
However you choose to spend Memorial Day, please stop whatever you are doing at 3:00 p.m. local time and join in a national moment of remembrance for our fallen heroes. May we always remember their great sacrifices in keeping America free!