Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.
Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. It is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971.
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- George S. Patton Jr.
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