Memorial Day is a day to remember our United States Service men and women who gave their lives while fighting for the country. It is celebrated on the last Monday of May. Many different cities across the county claim the original history of the holiday and claim to have been the birthplace of the holiday, but the actual beginnings of the day are still unknown. President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, New York as the official birthplace of Memorial Day in 1966.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was first observed in 1868 to honor the men who died fighting in the Civil War. Citizens celebrated the day on May 30th every year by placing flags and flowers on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. By 1890, Memorial Day was recognized by all of the Northern States, while Southern States acknowledged the day but continued to honor their dead on different days until after World War I.
Young Insurance would like to thank all of the men and women who have served in the United States military.