Friday, May 26, 2017

The Real Reason We Celebrate Memorial Day

While many people know that Memorial Day is supposed to celebrate and honor those who have died at war for our country, others focus on the fact that it's a long weekend to start the summer season. Having some fun is great, but it's important that we also remember those who fought for us to have those freedoms. Today's blog from Your Lake Vacation sheds some light on the history of the Memorial Day holiday:

Memorial Day History

Observed on the last Monday in May each year, Memorial Day is a federal holiday honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It was originally called "Decoration Day" when it originated in the years following the Civil War, due to the fact that people would decorate the graves of those fallen soldiers with flowers and flags. On May 30, 1868, General John A. Logan organized a nationwide day of remembrance. By 1890, each of the Northern states had made Decoration Day an official state holiday. Those in the South, however, continued to honor their dead on separate days until after World War I. Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971. Learn more in this video from  

Memorial Day Today 

Today, cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades, incorporating military personnel and members of veterans' organizations. Americans also observe this solemn holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials. In addition to honoring those who've died for our freedoms, the long weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer and many people throw parties and host BBQs.

Your Lake Vacation hopes you have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day Weekend! If you're looking for a last-minute vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks or if you need accommodations for another weekend this summer, give us a call at 877-284-0267. We have a variety of condos and waterfront homes at the Lake of the Ozarks to accommodate any size group. We hope to see you soon!

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