The Real Meaning

Memorial Day

We’re taking back Memorial Day and returning the focus to
honoring, respecting and remembering those who have fallen for our country.

Memorial Day

History

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day and declared a federal holiday in 1971, is a day of remembrance for those who died in service of the United States of America – not to be confused with Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our fallen. It is now observed in almost every state on the last Monday in May.

Penny on Gravestone

Our Vision

The long weekend created by Memorial Day was unfortunately the catalyst for losing the real purpose of the day, as the true meaning has been mostly lost in the midst of Memorial Day sales and barbecue parties.

Our goal is to re-educate the American public about the true meaning of Memorial Day, and return the focus to honoring, respecting and remembering those who have fallen for our country.

The 13 Folds of the American Flag

Did you know?
620,000
Soldiers Died in the American Civil War
147
National Cemeteries in the United States
400,000
Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
5,000
Unknown Soldiers buried in Arlington National Cemetery