In 1868, General John Logan declared May 30th a day to remember those who have given their life for their country. Memorial Day is celebrated every May in honor of those fallen soldiers.
But did you know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day? That’s right, according to usmemorialday.org, there was a name change somewhere along the way, but the sentiment remains the same. The old name comes from General John Logan’s words behind the invention of the holiday: “[Decoration Day is] designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”
It's important to remember those who are gone and their families this Memorial Day and honor them for their ultimate sacrifice.