Memorial Day is right right around the corner and everyone is anxiously awaiting their three day weekend. This year Memorial day is being held on Monday, May 30 and it is no secret that people have started planning their family cookouts. Here are the dates for Memorial Day from 2017 to 2020 —
May 29, 2017
May 28, 2018
May 27, 2019
May 25, 2020
This holiday was not created for cookouts, Memorial Day is a designated day we can honor those men and women in the armed forces who have fallen. Not all of us have lost a loved one due to the armed forces, but it is respectable to take the time out and acknowledge those who risked their lives to protect this country.
Memorial Day, according to President Obama:
“Over that century and a half, in times of war, in times of peace, Americans have come here — to pay tribute not only to the loved ones who meant the world to them, but to all our heroes, known and unknown. Here, in perfect military order, lie the patriots who won our freedom and saved the Union. Here, side-by-side, lie the privates and the generals who defeated fascism and laid the foundation for an American Century. Here lie the Americans who fought through Vietnam, and those who won a long twilight struggle against communism. And here, in Section 60, lie men and women who gave their lives to keep our homeland safe over more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
As you are enjoying your day off from work and spending time with your friends and family, just take some time out of your day to honor our fallen soldiers!