Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May to remember the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the armed forces.
The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. At noon their memory is raised by the living.
Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. - Harry S. Truman
Image 1: United States Marine Corps War Memorial by Felix de Weldon
Image 3: War Memorial in Washington D.C. by Vinoth Chandar