Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day started on May 30th, 1868 as a day of remembrance for Civil War veterans. According to History.com, the date was chosen because it wasn’t tied to any particular battle.
In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This Act established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees. The change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.
We would like to thank our veterans and active military personnel, and their families, on this day and everyday. Thanks for your service. We appreciate you and the sacrifices made for our country.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.