It's Memorial Day, Thank You For Your Service To All Members Of U.S. Military and Their Families From Roosevelt Island
In addition to enjoying ourselves this Memorial Day weekend with a day off from work, spending time with friends and family and outdoor barbecues, let's remember the men and women of the United States Military who are currently serving our country, those veterans who have done so in the past, those who gave their lives and their families.Let’s take a moment to remember why we celebrate #MemorialDay https://t.co/0hJCHKu6PI pic.twitter.com/pOSp5NpIpu— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) May 30, 2016
Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer...More on Memorial Day from History.com,
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves...
Earlier today, President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
and had these remarks in tribute.
On Roosevelt Island, a welcome sign was out for Fleet Week NYC at the TramToday we pay our respects, as Americans, to those who gave their lives for us all. #MemorialDay2016 https://t.co/nqtitvB6Ro— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 30, 2016
and Subway Station and Gristedes Supermarket displayed
the American Flag.