Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday of May and is an acknowledgment of Armed Forces members who lost their lives in the line of duty. Below are some additional facts about Memorial Day.

  • First celebrated on May 30, 1868
  • Starting in the 1950′s soldiers place flags on the 260,000 plus gravesites in Arlington National Cemetery on the Thursday  before Memorial day, then the Cemetery is patrolled 24 hours each day on the weekend to assure the flags remain upright
  • The memorial day flower is Red Poppies
  • It was first called “Decoration Day” because of the practice of decorating soldier’s graves with flowers
  • The 1st state to officially recognize Memorial Day is New York

InMotion Hosting Salutes those members of the Armed Forces that gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives.