I never understood it when someone wishes me a Happy Memorial day. Of course they’re not trying to be unkind or insensitive, I get that, but it’s kind of akin to wishing someone A Happy September 11th.
Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
It’s a time for reflection.. a time to remember. I hate the fact that it’s turned into a day for parties, cookouts and 50% off white sales. The day to honor our fallen warriors eventually turned into the unofficial beginning of summer. How sad.
Ronald Reagan remarks at Memorial Day Ceremonies Honoring A Serviceman of the Vietnam Conflict
— May 28th, 1984
May God Bless those that gave all.