On the last Monday of May every year, The United States of America considers this day as a federal holiday and calls it “Memorial Day”. To most people, they are usually off from work as a paid holiday and they take advantage of the three day weekend with barbeques, trips down to the beach, or a nice quick 3 day vacation. As nice as that extra day off can be for us, we need to stop and take a moment to remember what Memorial Day is really about. No, it’s not because the air travel and supermarkets are looking to make a couple extra bucks in a way. Memorial Holiday is observed to remember the brave men and women who’ve died while serving in the armed forces while it could be the Navy, Marines, Army, Cost Guard, or the Air Forces.
It all started back in the Civil War era. People were decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers to show respect to the fallen soldiers. Originally, they made a day out of it on May 30th and it was considered “Decoration Day. However, shortly after World War II, it was becoming more known as “Memorial Day” instead of Decoration Day. Because it was mostly known as “Memorial Day” congressed made it a federal law in 1967 and changed the name. However in 1971, congress changed the date from May 30th to the last Monday in May to make it more convenient for a three-day weekend.
So on Monday, May 29th 2017, let’s take a moment to observe and thank all of the fallen soldiers who fought and sacrificed their lives to keep us free. The ones who make sure we are still the best country to live in.
On behalf of Residential Home Funding Corp. and Mortgages for Champions, we are honored to pay our respects to the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to continue making us free. Thank you.