Collection: Memoial Day. Thank You For Your Service

Memorial Day is a significant holiday observed in the United States to honor and remember the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Here's an overview of what Memorial Day entails:


  • Origins: Memorial Day has its roots in Decoration Day, which was first observed after the American Civil War to honor Union soldiers who died in battle.
  • Official Recognition: The holiday became more widely recognized after World War I and was officially designated as Memorial Day in 1971.

Traditions and Observances:

  • Remembrance Ceremonies: Communities across the country hold various ceremonies, including memorial services, parades, and wreath-laying ceremonies, to honor fallen soldiers.
  • Decoration of Graves: Many people visit cemeteries and adorn the graves of military members with flags, flowers, and other tributes.
  • National Moment of Remembrance: At 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, Americans are encouraged to observe a moment of silence to honor the sacrifices of fallen service members.

Patriotic Symbols:

  • American Flag: The flag of the United States is prominently displayed on Memorial Day as a symbol of patriotism and remembrance.
  • Poppy: The red poppy flower is often associated with Memorial Day and serves as a symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers, inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae.


  • Honoring Veterans: While Memorial Day specifically honors those who have died in military service, it is also an opportunity to recognize and thank living veterans for their service and sacrifice.