Today is Memorial Day


Today, May, 31 US will celebrate Memorial Day.

Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010).

It commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.

First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.