Memory Day is observed next on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 (45 days from today).
For those who have lost loved one, it will certainly be impossible to stop thinking about them. Remembrance gives us feelings of reliving memories with the deceased, partly to help us feel less lost, partly to help us always remember them. And every year, a National Memory is establish to commemorate all those who died in battle. This is a collective and community activity. Americans call "Memorial Day" and this day is held on the last Monday of May is Memorial Day. With many meanings to remember those who sacrificed for the Fatherland, Memorial Day is a day of great significance to all Americans.
History of Memory Day
According to historical records, Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by the head of an organization called the Grand Army of the Republic of veterans of the Union Army during the American Civil War, his name is General John Logan. Every year on this day, fresh flowers are placed on the graves of Union soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. New York is known as the first state to officially recognize Memorial Day as a holiday. This state was recognized Memorial Day in 1873. By 1890, it was recognized in most of the Northern states of the United States. But the southern states of the United States still have their own Memorial Day to commemorate their soldiers who died in the North-South Civil War because of the issue of racial slavery.
It was not until after World War I that there was a consensus on the meaning of Memorial Day as a day to commemorate all American soldiers who fought and died in any war. But the national unification holiday in the United States as it is today had to wait until 1971, after the US Congress passed the "National Holyday Act", choosing the last Monday of May every year as Memorial Day holiday for the whole country. Although many Southern states to this day still keep a separate Memorial Day holiday to honor those who died in the North-South Civil War. For example, the State of Texas has its own memorial day on January 19, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi on April 26 every year, and so on.
Memorial Day is commemorated in the context that the United States is still pursuing wars outside the country, in the name of the ideals of freedom and democracy and the need to protect the interests and security of the United States from afar as the war in Afghanistan started 10 years ago and will continue until the end of this year according to the US government's withdrawal plan, although the ultimate goal of this war has not been achieved. And so, at this year's memorial service for fallen soldiers, in addition to remembering and expressing gratitude to the soldiers who died in the history of the struggle to build and defend the country, the American people also special remembrance, with special affection for the American soldiers who have been and are continuing to sacrifice in wars outside the Fatherland.
How to celebrate Memory Day
On Memory Day, take time to pay tribute to the soldiers who died in battle. You can head to the black granite wall of the Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. to show your appreciation to them. Besidesm if your family also has soldiers who died in those wars, take time to ease the pain of those who stayed behind, and take the time to remember those who have died, as a consolation to them. In addition, please share the stories of dead soldiers with your children, so that they can understand more about the loss of war and appreciate the present peaceful life, as well as make the children remember the honorable sacrifices of soldiers. Share to everyone on social media with the hashtag #MemoryDay.
ObservedMemory Day has been observed annually on March 21st.
Sunday, March 21st, 2021
Monday, March 21st, 2022
Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
Thursday, March 21st, 2024
Friday, March 21st, 2025