Every year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. So, what exactly is Memorial Day?  It’s not just a day off work for some, a reason to get together with family and friends, or the celebration of the arrival of summer.  Memorial Day, is in fact, a day of remembrance.

We honor our heroes, the men and women who died while serving in the United States Military.

Originally Memorial Day was actually called Decoration Day. It began after the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971 to honor and remember all of our fallen. It has evolved today to include parades, services provided at veteran cemeteries, and TV specials.

For my family, we take a moment from our busy lives to remember our relatives who gave their lives so we could live in the United States of America as it is today. They will never be forgotten.

For all of those who have served us, we thank you.