American Flag and Eagle

In the frenzy of today’s world, Memorial Day is often more tied to sales and road trips than to its real mission: to remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Commemorated on the 4th Monday of May, it is a time for many people to visit cemeteries and memorials and honor those who have died in military service. Often American flags are placed on military graves. This brief video from the History Channel describes the background of this commemorative holiday.