Memorial Day 2010
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to our country. Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday in 1971, to be celebrated on the last Monday of May.
About 5,000 people attend the Memorial Day ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery each year. A small American flag is placed on each grave and the President lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Ways You Might Celebrate Memorial Day:
- visit cemeteries and war memorials and place flags or flowers
- attend Memorial Day parades or your local VFW hall
- fly the US flag at half-staff until noon
- add the POW/MIA flag to your flagpole
- participate in National Moment of Remembrance at 3 PM (local time)
- view the National Memorial Day Concert