This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 27, 2019. Memorial Day remembers and honors those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We generally celebrate on the last Monday of May and many people get the day off since it is a national holiday.
While Memorial Day’s history seems to be a bit controversial, it has been around for a long time. In the last few decades, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, as the weather generally warms up around this time. If you want to feel extra patriotic, recite these Memorial Day quotes: