Memorial Day is being observed this year on Monday May 28th.
commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the
military service. First
enacted to honor Union soldiers of the
American Civil War (it is celebrated
near the day of reunification
after the Civil War), it was expanded after
World War I.
Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries
memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at
local time. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the
United States at
half-staff from dawn until noon local time.
Volunteers often place American
flags on each grave site
at National Cemeteries.
Members of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars take donations for
poppies in the days leading up to
Memorial Day; the poppy's
significance to Memorial Day is the result of the
poem "In Flanders Fields."
In addition to remembrance,
Memorial Day is also used as a
time for picnics, barbecues, family
gatherings, and sporting
events. One of the longest-standing traditions is
of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in
with Memorial Day since 1911.
Please join us in
celebrating our brave Men and Women who
have given their life defending our
Happy Memorial Day to all Veterans from your friends at The
Zabbia Insurance Agency,