Memorial Day honors those who fell for freedom

Austin Giedd, Editor

Three years after the Civil War ended our country decided that there should be a day to remember and to thank those who had fallen fighting for our freedom. Congress created Decoration Day.

Decoration Day was a day that people would go to the graves of the fallen and decorate them in remembrance. This was a national holiday and was originally on the 30th of May. Eventually Decoration Day shifted into Memorial Day and that is why we now call it Memorial Day.

In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which made Memorial Day the last Monday in May and it has been that way ever since. While you may not know anyone who fought in the Civil War, this Memorial Day take some time to thank, remember, and love the veterans in your life who have fought to ensure our Freedom.