Memorial Day is one of the most meaningful federal holidays in the United States. On May 30, 2022, Americans throughout the country will honor the heroic soldiers and women who died defending our country. The national holiday commemorates people who died while serving in several past wars, including the Civil War, World War II, and more recent attacks. Many of us gather as a group to watch marches, visit monuments, or throw barbecues or lunches for friends and family.
Because it is a national holiday, it means bringing individuals together for a common cause and recognizing that we are all in this together. The day is used to not only acknowledge and thank heroic military members for their efforts, but also to honor and thank their brothers in arms, colleagues, and family. Regardless of our political disagreements, we honor those who have made sacrifices for all of us and to unify us all as one people.