Memorial Day was declared an official federal holiday in 1971 and is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May.
Something else to be aware of is that Memorial Day is not a day to thank a veteran for their service. Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day are two separate holidays. Memorial Day is intended to remember those who died while serving our country. Veteran’s Day is set aside to honor those who have served in America’s Armed Forces. So, instead of thanking a veteran for their service today, give them a hug or a pat on the back; after all, they may be feeling quite somber while remembering those who died while serving our great country.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy your day! Have fun, relax, eat great barbeque and soak in the sun! Then, take some time to remember our fallen soldiers and be thankful.