Memorial Day! Let Us Never Forget Them

Flag by Downey Page
Flag by Downey Page

Happy Monday! It is Memorial Day. Let us mourn with those who mourn.

#Memorial Day

Memorial Day honors men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. It began in the years following the Civil War, a war in which more soldiers sacrificed their lives than in any previous conflict. After the war ended in 1865, the first national cemeteries were established. By the late 1860s, Americans started having springtime tributes to fallen soldiers, with the decorating of graves with flowers, and the saying of prayers.

Here are some ways to observe the day:

  • Visit a cemetery or memorial, and perhaps lay down flowers and flags.
  • Attend a Memorial Day parade.
  • Put out a flag or raise a flag. On Memorial Day, flags are to be raised to the top of the pole and then lowered to half-staff. At noon the flag is to be raised back to the top. The flying of the flag at half-staff symbolizes the fallen, and its raising to full-staff shows the resolve of those who are still living, and that the death of the soldiers won’t be in vain.
  • Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 pm.
  • Wear poppies.
  • Plan a trip to the National Memorial Day Museum in Waterloo, New York.
  • Watch the National Memorial Day Concert.
  • Gather with family or friends and have a cookout.



These events do not currently have a sponsor. If you’d like to increase visibility for these events while gaining exposure for yourself or your brand, you can learn more here!

Share your good deeds and inspire others to do the same! Join the global movement of doing good!

You can make a difference.

Every day we look for the best in Positive News so that you might have a great start on your day. Thank you for taking the time to read, share, and support our mission. 

“Beating yourself up for your flaws and mistakes won’t make you perfect, and you don’t have to be. Learn, forgive yourself, and remember: We all struggle; it’s just part of being human.” Lori Deschene

Your ad here
Your ad here for as little as $25 per month.
People are precious.
Loading Family Features Content Widget
Loading Family Features Article

Positive News For You, LLC is registered in New Hampshire. We have a “sister” nonprofit, PN4UINC, that promotes positivity, educates on a more positive lifestyle and helps with the promotion of positive writers.

Leave a Comment