Memorial Day

When: May 31, 2021, 0700 - 0700 CDT

Honor. Remember. Never forget.

In honor of the men and women who gave all, take a moment to reflect on the great sacrifices the men and women of our military have made.

Each year on Memorial Day Americans pause to remember the fallen and honor their sacrifice. Military.com pauses to remember the sacrifice of members of the ArmyAir ForceCoast GuardMarine Corps and Navy.  Memorial Day History First established as Decoration Day after the Civil War, the holiday was set aside for families and friends to visit and decorate the graves of troops lost in the conflict. As time went on, the observance instead became known as "Memorial Day," until 1971, when Congress declared it an official holiday set to fall annually on the last Monday in May. Read more about the history of Memorial Day.