Memorial Day 2020

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Industry Observer

 Memorial Day

 

 Memorial Day (previously, but now seldom, called Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.


 The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.


 Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. Military. 

Many volunteers place an American flag on graves of military personnel in national cemeteries.


 Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial start of summer in the United States, while Labor Day, the first Monday of September, marks the unofficial start of autumn.


 Two other days celebrate those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military: Veterans Day, which honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and Armed Forces Day, an unofficial U.S. holiday (earlier in May) for honoring those currently serving in the armed forces.

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Comments (8)

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Happy Memorial Day everyone ...

May 25, 2020 08:16 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Robert Vegas Bob Swetz ,

Happy Memorial day to you and your family. A good post to wrap up what Memorial Day is all about.

May 25, 2020 09:27 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It is a day that we mourn our veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice but also that believed in service...

Happy Memorial Day Robert Vegas Bob Swetz 

May 25, 2020 09:48 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - may you and your family have a Happy Memorial Day after we honor our fallen.

May 25, 2020 11:40 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend, Bob.  Somehow, I thought it had been previously called, "Declaration Day."  But, tht was way back in my young childhood, When I misprounced a whole lot of things!

May 25, 2020 11:57 AM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Hi Robert Vegas Bob Swetz Hope you are having a good Memorial day. Thank you for remembering those who sacrificed so much for our freedom. 

May 25, 2020 12:44 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - Happy Memorial Day!

May 25, 2020 01:28 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

it was very heartbreaking to me that the graves were not allowed to "decorated" this year.

May 26, 2020 08:59 PM