Memorial Day’s history is controversial. For many Americans, Memorial Day signifies the start of the summer season, as well as a much-needed long weekend. But hanging out by the pool and roasting hotdogs wasn’t the original purpose of the day.
Memorial Day has been celebrated as a national holiday in the U.S. on the last Monday in May since the early 1970s. But its roots reach back a century before that, in the bloody past of the nation’s most divided time: the Civil War.
Click the link below to read the full story.
Memorial Day display. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com