Happy Memorial Day 2022
Memorial Day 2022 weekend is right around the corner, which means people will start putting up their flags, fire up their grills, and be ready to step out with their sunscreen on. You must be looking forward to exploring new festivities and showing gratitude to those who laid down their lives for the nation.
Families kick back and relax at the beach or dine out at restaurants on weekends. However, Memorial Day will allow you to share an incredible moment with your loved ones. The celebration will particularly include huge parades, music shows, and speeches. People will have a great opportunity to capture some Instagram-worthy pictures.
But Memorial Day is more than a federal holiday for us. The brave soldiers and heroes of this nation willingly laid down their lives to serve their country. So, let’s find out more about the day when we honor the heroic men and women of our nation.
When is Memorial Day 2022?
Memorial Day 2022 is a federal holiday in the U.S., observed on May’s last Monday every year. And because it’s a federal holiday, here’s a list of places that will remain closed on that joyous day:
- State Offices
- Federal Offices
- Post Offices (No Mail Deliveries)
Memorial Day creates a three-day break for families and single individuals across the U.S. As it falls on the last Monday of May, it becomes the third day off following Saturday and Sunday. It’s the day when people honor their loved ones who served in the military and passed away. The U.S. unites in the form of mass gatherings and parades to honor the heroes who passed away serving their country.
Since the observation takes place on the last Monday of every May, the date keeps changing. For this year,2022, the date will be on May 30th. U.S. citizens and legal residents consider it the unofficial start of summer. Families gather and celebrate the holiday in the form of picnics and other outdoor activities.
What is the History of Memorial Day 2022?
Originally, the day was called “Decoration Day” to remember all those who passed away in military service for the United States. Many news platforms have claimed that over 20 different places now observe Memorial Day for their fallen military personnel.
President Lyndon Johnson himself, in 1966, marked Waterloo, N.Y., as the origin of Memorial Day. Regardless, Memorial Day officially became a federal holiday for the entire U.S. in 1971 under the ruling of Congress’s 1968 act.
Unofficially, reports and claims from historical data suggest that the first Memorial Day was observed in 1868. That means observing Memorial Day is a 154-year-old U.S. custom. However, some historical data sources report the first unofficial Memorial Day to be on May 1st, 1865, i.e., two weeks prior to the end of the Civil War.
Different sources also report that the freed slaves in South Carolina observed the ceremony where they reburied the fallen Union soldiers. Hence, honoring them with proper burials in return for their sacrifice and the hardships they endured.
» Disputes over the Origin of Memorial Day
What’s the origin of Memorial Day 2022? It’s a raging debate that has left many U.S. citizens and legal residents baffled. You will find a wide assortment of claims and declaration info about the origin of Memorial Day.
Some sources claim that the first Decoration Day observation took place on May 30th, 1868, under General John A. Logan. He was the national commander at the time (i.e., for the Grand Army of the Republic)
The first official observation included the president giving a speech and honoring the fallen U.S. military heroes’ graves with flowers.
A Day of Remembrance
On this upcoming day of remembrance, it’s worth spending time with your family and loved ones. Spending time in the house alone isn’t enough. You can go outside for a picnic and observe the federal holiday alongside parades.
The day doesn’t necessarily mark the anniversary of any battles, i.e., the major battles in the history of America. In simple words, it’s a special day that brings out the patriots in our hearts to remember the brave men who did not hesitate to lay down their lives for their country and people.
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The compassionate staff at Brent’s Deli ensures that all diners and recipients of our incredible catering services have a memorable experience. We want you to keep coming back to us every Memorial Day and in between. At Brent’s Deli, we present a warm welcome to all customers on Memorial Day 2022. With your support, Top Delicatessen & Restaurant Brent’s Deli honors the fallen heroes of the nation.