Happy Memorial Day – May 27, 2019

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation’s freedom.  Memorial Day is truly an American holiday and is observed each year on the last Monday of May.  Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day”.  After the Civil War, mourners began to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers from both the Confederate and Union armies.  Eventually this tradition incorporated those fallen after World War One and on.  Thus, the celebration was extended to honor all Americans who died while serving their country.

America interred its first unknown soldier on Armistice Day in 1921.  Every Memorial Day, this soldier and other unknown soldiers are honored by a wreath laying ceremony conducted by the President or Vice President in honor of all soldiers who never made it home.  All across America, veterans and civilians still gather to honor and celebrate those who have given their lives for the freedom of our nation.  Now celebrated on the fourth Monday of May, it ensures a three day holiday for federal employees.  Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates and honors the service of all U.S. military veterans.

We at Copperfield Hill, would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our Veterans.  We are reminded each day of the service and sacrifice you have given for all of us.


To learn more about Memorial Day, visit www.history.com and www.almanac.com.