14 Photos To Remind You The REAL Reason We Celebrate Memorial Day.
The first Memorial Day was called Deoration Day and was observed in 1868. It was a day set aside to honor the 600,000 U.S. men and women who died in the Civil War. Millions more have served our country and many have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Here are some photos to remind you the true meaning of Memorial Day.
Sergeant Kyle J. White was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Aranas, Afghanistan in 2007 by President Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on May 13, 2014.
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A small American flag was placed in front of over 220,000 graves for Memorial Day at the Arlington National Cemetery by the Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment.
Dave Rowe kisses the headstone of his son, Army Sgt. Michael D. Rowe while comforting Rowe’s pregnant widow, Rebecca Rowe. Sgt. Rowe,23, was killed on March 28, 2006, after a roadside bomb detonated near his humvee in Rutbah, Iraq.
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