Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May . Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who perished while in military service to their country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I to include casualties of any war or military action.
Today at 3:00 p.m., there is a national moment of remembrance. Please stop what you're doing and honor the fallen at 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy the day, but don't forget why we have it.