Memorial Day Grand Rapids 2018

Memorial Day Grand Rapids 2018Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States to the people who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. The festival, held every year on the last Monday in May, originated as Decoration Day 2018 after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans – the amount as a time for the nation to the graves of with flowers.

Memorial Day Grand Rapids

Memorial Day Grand Rapids

Memorial Day Grand Rapids

By decorate fallen the 20th century, under the responsibility of the Union and Confederate Christmas traditions celebrated on different days, he had merged, and eventually the Memorial Day to all Americans who died while honoring the military service. It is usually the beginning of the summer holiday period, during Labor Day marks its end. 

Memorial Day Grand Rapids 2018

Memorial Day Grand Rapids 2018

Memorial Day Grand Rapids 2018

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, especially for those who honor died in military service. Many volunteers placed an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.Year Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of South America, especially in mountain areas. 

In cases where the ancestors of the family are buried a remote cemetery, and those who had recently passed away, this can take on the character of a meeting of the extended family, travel hundreds of miles to some people. People gather on the appointed day and put flowers on the graves and renew contacts with relatives and others. 

Often there is a church service and a “dinner on the ground,” picnic as traditional name for a potluck meal, people are used to spread the plates on sheets or tablecloths on the grass. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and can therefore reflect the actual origin of the idea of ​​the “Happy Memorial Day“.

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