Though many people celebrate Memorial Day by hosting barbecues or visiting the beach, the holiday is primarily a day of remembrance to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Like last year, Memorial Day won’t look exactly the same it did in previous years thanks to the pandemic. However, as Americans continue to get vaccinated, some holiday weekend events are allowing members of the public to attend many events in person although there are some that are still being held virtually this Memorial Day Weekend in 2021. AMERiders explains.
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31.
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, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
Traditionally, the National Memorial Day Concert is a live performance on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. However, because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the PBS special has been pre-taped and will air on PBS on Sunday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The 90-minute concert hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise will also be available to stream online for up to two weeks after the broadcast.
National Veterans Memorial and Museum Events
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum will be holding several ceremonies and events over the holiday weekend. Some of those events include a virtual run and walk with distances ranging from one mile to a 10K, a candlelight vigil at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, May 28, and Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on the museum’s rooftop at 10 a.m. ET on Monday.
Remember which Holiday you are celebrating this weekend. We love all our veterans Living and Passed But we have two holidays to celebrate their service to us. Memorial not a “Happy” Day for them. We should not say Happy Memorial Day as it is hard for their families and friends that lost them. It is up to them how they want to celebrate it. Be kind and respectful.
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