US Memorial Day | Memorial Day in 2017

memorial day celebration
memorial day celebration

US Memorial Day | Memorial Day in 2017First of all Warm Wishes to all of our Readers on the occasion of Memorial Day 2017. This blog is totally focused on Memorial Day that is being celebrated in U.S. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and this year it will be celebrated on 29th of May. It is an occasion to honor the men and women who died in all wars. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. This day is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season for cultural events.

WHAT IS MEANT BY MEMORIAL DAY ?

Many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the summers. Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 20. This year we will celebrate the Memorial Day on May 30. Many families will heat up the grill, head to the beach or take in a big blockbuster movie. But have you thought that Memorial Day has the word “Memorial” in it for a reason.

According to me this is the day on which we all must gather together and remember those great people who sacrificed their lives for the sake of our country. Memories of those great persons must stay alive in our heads throughout our lives. We must salute and pay tribute to them not only on this day but on each and every single moment we get.

US Memorial Day 2017
US Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day which was started after the Civil War in 1868, was created to honor American Soldiers and Civilians who died while fighting for their country. The public holiday was formed which meant to unify the celebration as a national day of remembrance instead of a holiday celebrated separately by the Union and Confederate states. 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 1971,  Memorial Day became a national holiday by an act of Congress and from then Every year Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and this year it will be celebrated on 30th of May. Earlier it was known as Decoration Day and commemorated all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.

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memorial day banner

US MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION IDEAS

There is a tradition to mark Memorial Day by visiting graveyards and war monuments. One of the biggest Memorial Day traditions is for the President or Vice President to give a speech and lay a wreath on soldiers’ graves in the largest national cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia. Most towns have local Memorial Day celebrations.

Some of the ways in which you can honor the martyrs who served our country being in US Army.

– Put flags or flowers on the graves of men and women who served in wars.

– Fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until noon.

– Visit monuments dedicated to soldiers, sailors and marines.

– Participate in a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.

– March in a parade.

Memorial-Day-Weekend-2017
Memorial Day Weekend 2017

MEMORIAL DAY QUOTES AND SAYINGS

Memorial Day in US 2017
Memorial Day in US 2017

 

memorial day images
US memorial day images

 

Memorial Day Tribute
Memorial Day Tribute
  • “I don’t have to tell you how fragile this precious gift of freedom is. Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”

  • “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

  • “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”

  • “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.”

  • “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”

  • “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

  • “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

  • “Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays … The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.”

  • “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”

  • “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice.”

  • “On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!”

  • “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.”

  • “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

  • “Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”

  • “And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.”

  • “I’ve never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don’t understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.”

  • He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.” –Gabriel García Márquez

  • “When the soldiers came home from Vietnam, there were no parades, no celebrations. So they built the Vietnam Memorial for themselves.”

  • “So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”

  • “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”

  • “And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.”

  • “Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.”

memorial day parade
memorial day parade

 

memorial day celebration
memorial day celebration

 

memorial day photos
US memorial day photos

 

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So that was all about US Memorial Day | Memorial Day in 2017. If you liked this blog do not forget to share it with your friends, relatives, acquaintances and on social media to give honor and gratitude towards our Armed Forces man and women who had died while serving their country.

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