Memorial Day began in the USA but as time as gone by, it has become a well-known event. Across the world, in Europe, Asia, and the UK, every year there are groups of Americans, expatriates and even veterans who fought alongside Amercian allies, who gather together to remember the fallen. In the USA, Memorial Day is a federal holiday -- an American holiday to remember those that have fought and sacrificed their lives in so that Americans could live.

The day has been a holiday since WWI

When Memorial Day was declared, it was not actually considered a holiday until after World War One.

In 1971 the holiday was declared honoring those veteran's that have passed in service to their country the United States. President Ronald Regan gave one of his most famous speeches at the Arlington National Cemetary in 1986, giving honor and remembering the fallen heroes.

In his speech, he said, "Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It's a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It's a day to be with the family and remember.)

People have been celebrating their fallen heroes for about 150 and fifty years though people have been honoring the those lost in wars and battles since ancient times.

Don't get this holiday mixed up with Veteran's day if you do you wouldn't be the first. Veteran's day is to honor all those that have fought in wars throughout all nations.

Memorial Day was Originally Known as Decoration Day which originated in the years following World War Two. Each year a national minute of remembrance takes place local time at 3:00 pm many people celebrate Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials every year to honor those we have lost along the way.

Remembering the fallen heroes

Memorial Day is for those we have lost so this Memorial Day try to remember that this is a holiday is for those brothers and sisters husbands, wives, mothers, and fathers that have sacrificed their lives for us. So let us take a minute to thank them for their service. Take time to visit a cemetery.

What would it hurt to bring some flowers to the soldiers grave or memorial site?

So thanks to those family members that have lost their loved ones and remember this time of year to honor those that should be honored and remember those that should always have their names etched in stone.