DID YOU KNOW?
Red, white and blue will span the landscapes of American cities this weekend as flags are placed on the graves of fallen soldiers.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday set aside to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives throughout the more than 200 years of war history of the nation. This year, the holiday falls on May 29.
Amid the family gatherings, barbecues and outdoor activities, Americans traditionally observe Memorial Day through ceremonies, parades and placing flowers and flags on the gravesites of family and friends.
In preparing for the day of remembrance, here are some facts and activity ideas to help make the holiday more meaningful.