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Remember America’s Military Heroes on Memorial Day Weekend

service members place flags on memorial day

Throughout American history, brave service members have loved our country so deeply that they were willing to risk their lives to defend the land we love and the freedoms we believe everyone should have.

Memorial Day was first observed as Decoration Day on May 30, 1868. On that day, people decorated the graves of the Civil War soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Ways to honor our deceased heroes

The tradition continues this Memorial Day, when we reflect on the courage of service members who gave their lives for our country. Here are a few ways you and your family can remember and honor these heroes this Memorial Day:

  • Take a moment to reflect on this Memorial Day video.


This Memorial Day, honor America’s heroes in these or other ways. If you are a survivor or know someone who is, please share these tools and resources for support.

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