Beginning in 1868, after the Civil War, the holiday was established to honor the Americans who died fighting for the United States. Some 150 years later, the day lives on as a reminder to commemorate and honor the people who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of their country.
“Memorial Day" isn't just about honoring veterans, it's honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it.” Pete Hegseth
All gave some - some gave it all Thank a veteran for your freedom!