Behind the Name: Memorial Day

Memorial Day parade in Washington DC (Photo by S. Pakhrin, CC-BY-2.0)

Each year, the last Monday of May marks Memorial Day in the United States of America. Memorial Day serves as a federal holiday that honors the memory of the soldiers who died while in military service. This article on serves to define the words that make up the name “Memorial Day”. Read more about the early history of this holiday here.