A Time to Honor Those Who Have Made the Supreme Sacrifice
On Monday, we celebrate Memorial Day and remember those who have given all in defense of the nation. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. It was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Over the past 141 years, Americans have decorated the graves of the battle fallen, and attended parades and ceremonies.
Memorial Day holds a special place in the hearts of military families as they gather to honor not just faceless heroes of old, but family members, friends, and neighbors who are no longer with us.
The National Military Family Association salutes the brave men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our nation, and we honor their families' sacrifice as well.
Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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