Memorial Day is commemorated annually on the last Monday in May. While it may be recognized as the start of summer, Memorial Day is a federal holiday honoring the service and sacrifice of the fallen who served in the military. Besides barbecues and graduation celebrations, this weekend brings parades, cemetery visits, and ceremonies for those who celebrate this holiday in a traditional manner. Some may also wear a red poppy, a tradition that began with a World War I poem In Flanders Fields.
Each year on Memorial Day, a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. Join S:US in continuing our efforts at supporting veterans with job training and placement, rapid rehousing support, and comprehensive supportive services aimed at longer-term stability. We also honor the people who sacrificed their lives in service of our country.