Memorial Day was a holiday in memory of soldiers who died in the civil war. All non essential government offices are closed as are schools, businesses and other organization. The original name (Decoration Day) comes from placing flowers on the grave of soldiers. The Memorial Day is celebrated to say thanks military persons for the sacrifices you have made for our freedom.
When is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the last Monday of May commemorating men and women who died while serving in United States Armed forces. So the last Monday of May date will be Monday, May 31, 2021.
Celebrations honoring civil war heroes started the year after the war ended. So that day it is very common to visit cemeteries particularly military cemeteries at this time of year decorate the grave. Many TV shows and radio shows are made about Memorial Day.
By the late 19th century the holiday became known as Memorial Day and was expanded to include the deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces. In 1968 the uniform holiday’s bill was passed then in 1971 Memorial Day became a federal holiday.