Monday, May 30, 2022 – Memorial Day
A Memorial Day Tribute
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Those who lost their family member or friend in the Civil War would “decorate” the graves of their loved ones with flowers, wreaths, and flags.
The holiday’s first celebration took place on May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery. The celebration initially honored Union and Confederate soldiers and was later expanded after World War I to honor all military branches and wars. In 1882, the name was changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day. However, it was not until 1967 that the name became official by federal law.
Today, APFA honors the brave women and men who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms. Courage, honor, and integrity are words that come to mind which describe our selfless military personnel’s actions and attributes. These heroes who died serving our country will always have our deepest gratitude and respect.
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