Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those men and women who have died in service of the United States of America.
On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.
After World War I, Memorial Day became the nationally recognized day honoring all service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting for freedom for all Americans.
Memorial Day is now observed on the last Monday in May with Congressional passage of the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 – 363).
Mobile Edge would like to honor all those who lost their lives in service for our great country! We would also like to recognize the families of these great warriors. This Monday, take a moment to reflect on those selfless servicemen and women and honor them by proudly displaying your American Flag.