Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died while serving in the United States armed forces. The holiday, celebrated each year on the final Monday in May, began as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868. It served as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers.

Today we take a break from work and our normal lives to pause and honor the men and women who have given up their lives to defend our country. We are grateful for their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families.

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