To many, Memorial Day is just a three-day weekend. It’s known as the day that marks start of summer and a day for great shopping deals.
The significance of Memorial Day goes far beyond these things. Celebration of the holiday began after the Civil War, when it was known as “Decoration Day.” It was originally founded to honor the soldiers who died in the Civil War.
Today, Memorial Day honors all Americans who have died in military service. It is a federal U.S. holiday that is observed annually on the last Monday in May — that's today.
So in between the cookouts, get-togethers and/or shopping excursions, take time to thank someone for his/her service. It will be appreciated and a good thing to do today.