Memorial Day is a federal holiday established to honor and mourn the military personnel who have died in the line of duty.
It’s one of three holidays honoring veterans. Armed Forces Day honors those currently serving. Veterans Day honors those who have served.
The holiday was originally called Decoration Day, as it was a way to honor fallen Civil War soldiers by decorating their graves.
Decoration Day was celebrated on May 30 until 1971, when its name was changed to Memorial Day and it was celebrated the last Monday in May.
Memorial Day is a day to reflect on the heroes that served. And the good thing about it is, this year, the Rangers will not spoil your Memorial Day like potato salad sitting out in the hot sun.
They don’t play today. Which means they can’t add to their run of thirteen consecutive road losses.
So it is a happy holiday indeed.