By: Alena Ramos and Alejandra Garcia,
On the final Monday of May we celebrate Memorial Day, to help honor our army men and women who fight for our country. This year we celebrated this special holiday on May 27. Memorial Day was formerly known as Decoration Day. It came from the American Civil War and it was to commemorate theUnionand Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day was extended to honor all Americans who have died while serving in the military. This holiday also marks the beginning of summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks the end of the season. While celebrating Memorial Day most people visit cemeteries and memorials. In addition, many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries. Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who have died in service, while Veterans Day celebrates all U.S military veterans. Happy Memorial Day!