Memorial Day: Remembering

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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. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

In this day and age we often forget the historical meaning of memorial day. Memorial Day history is about honoring those who have died in service to our nation. It is about remembering the courage and strength about those who gave their lives.

The staff at Backdrops Fantastic wants to take this time to pay tribute to all the men and women who have given their lives in service to our country. We want to encourage you to stop sometime over the weekend to show your appreciation to those who have died and to those who are serving.

To read more check out the History of Memorial Day

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