What is Memorial Day?
The holiday is celebrated in honor of the fallen men and women of the military who gave their lives for their country. Memorial Day was first celebrated after the American Civil war in remembrance of the Union and Confederate soldiers who lost their lives in the war.
The holiday usually marks the beginning of summer and people visit the graves of friends and relatives who died in active duty. Some people confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day but the first only honors veterans who died while serving while the latter celebrates all veterans.
Memorial Day will be celebrated on May 26 this year.