Memorial Day

Memorial Day is to remember all of the fallen soldiers (people who died while serving our country).

Memorial Day is always the last Monday in May.

Many cemeteries will put a flag on each fallen soldier’s grave.

Many towns and cities have parades.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday; all banks, federal offices, and public schools are closed.

Also, Memorial Day weekend is the considered the office start of the summer season. This is the weekend when beaches and parks start charging for admission, if they do.

Many Americans have a barbeque (BBQ) / “cookout” or a picnic and spend time with family or friends. If the weather is nice many people head to the beach or their local pool.