“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.”

Did you know….

Memorial Day did not become a federal holiday until 1971

Even though many towns claim to be first, Waterloo, NY won congressional recognition as the “birthplace of Memorial Day.” The town began holding a service on May 5, 1866

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, and began in the years following the Civil War

Several states sill celebrate a Confederate Memorial Day