Memorial Day is more than just a day off from work to spend time with family and friends, but it’s also a solemn and mournful day as people across the United States remember the men and women who have died serving in our country’s armed forces. In 1868, General John Logan officially named the 30th of May as Decoration Day after the American Civil War ended, where more than 600,000 people died on both sides. Today, we recognize this holiday as Memorial Day and it is observed on the last Monday in May.

As an act of respect and honor for all soldiers who have died, many will visit cemeteries and memorials to place wreaths, flowers and other items on the graves. Without the sacrifices of these men and women, we would not get to enjoy the pleasures and safety our country has to offer. We truly hope you enjoy Memorial Day with those you love and also take time to consider what others have done to make this wonderful nation we live in so great.

Happy Memorial Day from The RED Team!

 

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