Memorial Day is so much more than the 3 day weekend that signals the beginning of summer. It's a tribute to the many men and women who have died in military service to our country. Many people celebrate by visiting a cemetary to place flowers on the graves of veterans or visiting memorials. Another tradition is to fly your American flag this day. In addition to national observances, many individual communities hold memorial observance for fallen soldiers who were from that town by having a ceremony in a church or town memorial park. It is also common for fire and police departments to remember and honor members lost in the line of duty. Towns often hold a memorial day parade to remember those people.
Whatever your plans, take a moment to remember our fallen heroes, and have a safe and happy Memorial Day.