Remember the Real Reason We Observe Memorial Day


Written by Angela Roberts

May 23, 2024

On Monday, our nation will observe one of its most significant holidays: Memorial Day.

While many will spend the day relaxing or taking part in recreational activities, this holiday is really all about honoring sacrifice—specifically, the ultimate sacrifice made by the men and women while serving in our nation’s armed forces. Without their dedication to our country and their willingness to put their lives on the line in service of a higher ideal, we would not enjoy the freedoms or liberties we hold so dear.

Memorial Day was originally intended to honor those who died during the Civil War. Over time, the holiday has expanded to become a day to honor all those who have sacrificed their lives in service to our nation.

A specific national moment of remembrance is observed at 3:00 p.m. local time. If you can, please take a moment at that time to reflect on those who have given everything for our country.

While grilling in the backyard and enjoying a day off work are great ways to spend the day, we encourage you to take some time to remember why we have the holiday in the first place.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day, on behalf of all of us at U.S. Money Reserve.


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