Memorial Day, which celebrates and commemorates the brave men & women who died in active Military Service, will take place on May 25, 2020.
What is the true meaning of Memorial Day?
This day is for all the fallen brothers and sisters who have paid the ultimate price for freedom as they are the real heroes, along with all the Military Families who bear the burden of the loss of these Heroes.VetFriends .com User in the Memorial Day Forum
Ultimately, Memorial Day is about honoring those who gave their lives for the freedom and safety of our country. Many Military family and friends may choose to further dedicate the day to their lost loved ones.
Read others’ opinions on the true meaning of Memorial Day or add your opinion on our Memorial Day Forum.
What is the History of Memorial Day?
Originally called ‘Declaration Day’, the national day of remembrance originates from the late 19th century, after the Civil War. Waterloo, New York has been credited as the official birthplace of Memorial Day.
When is Memorial Day?
In the past, Memorial Day was celebrated on the 30th of May. However, it now takes place on the last Monday of every May.
Memorial Day Flag Etiquette
According to Federal statute 4 U.S. Code Section 7, the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff.
The term half-staff means, “the position of the flag when it is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff”.
Many people choose to honor and celebrate Memorial Day by attending parades. There are thousands of parades that take place across the country every year for the holiday. Although they will be taking place on your screen this year, many people are still fiercely dedicated to honoring our country’s fallen heroes.
Virtual parades aren’t difficult to find – search for one near you or add one you know of on our Memorial Day Parade Directory.
Put on some patriotic clothes, grab a snack, and enjoy the floats and remembrance ceremonies from the comfort of your couch.
For a better idea of what Virtual Memorial Day 2020 will have in store, check out this article.