Originally known as Decoration Day in 1868 honoring those lost while fighting in the Civil War, the Memorial Day holiday evolved during World War I to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars. A century later, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act that established the holiday we celebrate today. Thank you to all who have unselfishly served our great nation.
“May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free.” – Sgt. Major Bill Paxton