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Isn't it awesome that we've got a three-day weekend coming up? Time to kick back, fire up the grill, and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. But amidst all the excitement, ever wonder what Memorial Day is really about?

Let's take a moment to reflect. Memorial Day isn't just any holiday; it's a day of honoring and remembering. Formerly known as 'Decoration Day,' it's our chance to pay tribute to the brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and the freedoms we cherish today.

Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1968 and many celebrate by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Others mark the occasion by participating in the traditional national moment of silence at 3 pm.

The holiday originated from the Civil War, and 'Decoration Day' was established in 1868 to honor those who lost their lives during the war. Initially, it solely commemorated the fallen from the Civil War until World War I. According to History.com, 'Decoration Day' gradually transformed from honoring Civil War casualties to honoring all soldiers who perished in the nation's wars, both domestically and internationally. It was during this period that the tradition of wearing a red 'poppy' also emerged.

Join us as we pay tribute to those who have bravely served our country and have passed away in the line of duty. Your selfless sacrifice will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

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