Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, began at Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868, to honor those fallen in the Civil War. It is a day when Americans gather and decorate cemeteries.
This year the Day also included the close to 100,000 victims of the corona virus with flags half mast.
I write this the day after the holiday as while the day has past we need to remember these sacrifices. Freedom comes with cost and we need to be grateful to those served and serving, especially those who gave their lives for our benefits.