Last Monday of May (US Memorial Day): the Moment of Reflection and Celebration

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Every last Monday of May is an annual Memorial Public Holiday in the United States. Happy Memorial Day to All. The US is also commemorating veterans of the United States Armed Forces and the sacrifices they have made.

“Let us pause for a moment of silence to remember those who perished during their service in the United States Armed Forces”

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“Here, at Arlington, the deafening sounds of combat have given way to the silence of these sacred hills. The chaos and confusion of battle has yielded perfect, precise rows of peace.

The Americans who rest here, and their families, the best of us, those from whom we asked everything, ask of us today only one thing in return: that we remember them.”

“Those who rest beneath this silence, not only here at Arlington, but at veterans cemeteries across our country and around the world, they didn’t speak the loudest about their patriotism. They let their actions do that. Whether they stood up in times of war, signed up in times of peace, or were called up by a draft board, they embodied the best of America,” – said President Barack Obama, Memorial Day 2016, Arlington National Cemetery.

Many people travel from coast to coast to visit friends and family and celebrate those who were fallen while serving in the armed forces.

Please enjoy the holiday. As always, it is not a good idea to drive after consuming an alcohol. Let someone do the driving for safety.

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