Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of the month of May since 1971 when a new law took affect called the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. This Act of Congress took effect on January 1, 1971 to change certain holidays to be on Mondays, therefore giving the Federal government a three-day weekend.
We celebrate Memorial Day as a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Today, we observe and continue the traditional day of remembrance, and salute and celebrate our Active Duty Service men and women, and Veterans who have served our country. A day to show your patriotism and a day to hang your flag. A day of peace, a day for family get-togethers, a day of rest, a day of great shopping and mostly importantly of all is a day to pay tribute to our military forces who serve our country for our American Freedom.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day!