Memorial Day in the U.S. is always observed on the last Monday in May. The holiday honors members of the military who died in service to their country. Memorial Day which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military.
Originally well known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Several Americans observe memorial day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.
Memorial Day 2014
Memorial Day in 2014 is on Monday, the 26th of May. In the United States, Memorial Day is constantly celebrated on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is celebrated in the memory of the women and men of United States who have died in the military service. Several people visit cemeteries and memorials on this day to honor the heroic deeds of brave soldiers. There is another custom of celebrating this event by hosting US flag. Many people also pay visits to those families whose relatives have died in the American Civil War.