The USA celebrate Memorial Day – one of the national holidays

Today in the United States national holiday is Memorial Day, when the memory of servicemen who died during military conflicts throughout American history is honored . This is also a special day for all veterans of the armed forces.

The US Congress proclaimed the Day of Remembrance as a state holiday in 1971. It is celebrated on the last Monday of May. “Many celebrations are planned throughout the country, but especially in the capital, Washington.”

President Donald Trump will attend the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier At the Arlington Cemetery.
Thousands of participants in the arrival of bikers Rolling Thunder will lay flowers to the memorials of World War II and the Vietnam War.

Organization Veterans for Peace hold several events in Washington to protest against what they call “President Trump’s outrageous budget proposal, which provides for an increase in the Pentagon’s spending of $ 54 billion.”

Memorial Day celebrations began as early as 1865, shortly after the end of the Civil War, when a group of former slaves made the first honoring of the memory of the soldiers who died in the war.

For more than 50 years, only those servicemen who died during the Civil War, and not during other military conflicts, were honored during this holiday.