Memorial Day is so much more than BBQ’s, time with friends and family, and having Monday off of work. Previously called Declaration Day, it was created to commemorate the fallen soldiers during the Civil War. Once the 20th century rolled around, the meaning of Memorial Day expanded to commemorate all fallen soldiers, regardless of war.
Want to do something to help the wounded soldiers today? You can donate to the Wounded Warrior Project. Donations enable the non-profit to help the thousands of wounded warriors returning home from the current conflicts and to provide assistance to their families. As the number of wounded steadily increases, it is easy to see how the needs of these brave individuals also increase. CLICK HERE to learn more and donate!
The national moment of remembrance takes place at 3pm on Monday. Take a moment of silence then, and thank all of those men and women who sacrificed their lives to save ours.