Memorial Day was instituted in 1868 to honor those who have given their life during the Civil War. Originally known as Decoration Day, the name was changed to Memorial Day in the 20th century and was extended to honor all those who have given their life in service to this country. So on this day, we honor all our fallen heroes and give thanks for our freedom and their willingness and sacrifice.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”