The meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is always held at the end of May to honour dead heroes of the country. Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, is a day set aside to memorialise those who have fought and died in the service of their country.

It signifies society's appreciation for their service, and some people express their gratitude in a different way.

Residents in Springfield can visit the Oak Ridge Cemetery to see the memorials of soldiers from World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. Soldiers' names are inscribed on a statue commemorating the conflict in which they fought.

Since 1866, the Memorial Day holiday has been observed across the United States. This occasion provides closure to those who have lost loved ones in combat

Some people will barbecue and spend time with their loved ones, while others may attend services and visit gravesites. "I come about this time every year," Deborah Toddle explains. This is the year I say I honour the people who died serving the country.

A Memorial Day service at Camp Butler National Cemetery on Monday was another way for people to honour the lost. Every year, the service follows the annual flag placement ceremony.

Families can observe how their loved ones are memorialised by visiting hundreds of soldiers' gravesites.

"We have around 23,500 persons buried here." "I feel it's essential to constantly remember those who have sacrificed.

Anytime you can visit the cemetery and hollow grounds and the history of the cemetery, anyone should do that," said Victor Reed, director of Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorial Day should not be celebrated only in May, but every day someone must live without their beloved warriors.

And it is a chance for those families to realise that their loved one's bravery is being recognised.