Most people think of Memorial Day as the official kick off to summer but Memorial Day originally started as Decoration Day just after the Civil War. It is meant to honor those military members who died. In more than 200 years, more than 1.3 million Americans lost their lives in battle. The holiday is different from Veterans Day — the 11th day of the 11th month — which is meant to honor all of those people who have served.
Please take a moment to honor those who gave up their lives to give us our freedom.