Memorial Day began as an inspiration of how people honored their dead in the southern States. After the end of World War I, Memorial Day included all American men and women who died serving their country in any military action or war.
Memorial Day was initially known as Decoration Day. Decoration Day used to be celebrated on May 30, despite on which day of week it fell. In the year 1968, the Uniform -Holidays-Bill was passed as part of an act to use federal public holidays to create 3 day weekends. From the year 1971, Memorial Day has been legally observed on the last Monday in May of every year.
On this day it is customary to fly the flag of U.S at half mast from sunrise until midday. Many people visit memorials and cemeteries, particularly to celebrate those brave Americans who have died serving their country in military.
People celebrate Memorial Day differently. Some read poems that were written by individuals to honor their relatives or friends who died serving their country. Others visit their home town veteran’s cemetery and place an American flag on the graves.
Observing this day properly can bring families closer to those that fought and died for this great nation, as well as building a connection and creating a tradition. It's also a reminder of the rich history of America and the great sacrifices that have been made to get this country to where it is today.
TARMtea likes to brew some "tarm" fresh organic tea and pour it over ice. By sharing gourmet blended ice tea with family and friends we honor our brothers and sisters who fought and died for our country. This gives us comfort within our souls and the utmost gratitude to our fallen Heroes.
How do you celebrate Memorial Day?