My grandparents and Far Guy’s grandparents called it Decoration Day.
It was called Decoration Day until 1967 when it was offically declared Memorial Day and became a Federal Holiday. After World War II many people began to call it Memorial Day it was just not official yet.
At any rate it is a day that we set aside to honor those who died in war.
It has evolved into a day when we remember all those that have died…perhaps the cemeteries should look nice when people come to visit the graves of the war dead.
We only visited two cemeteries this year. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time to get to all the cemeteries I would like to visit.