Memorial Day is a federal holiday every year in the United States on the last Monday of May to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Earlier this day was known as Decoration Day.
It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half mast from dawn until noon. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
Please find below Quotes, Quotations, Sayings and Thoughts for Memorial Day 2012 :
And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldierâ€™s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.
~ Joseph Drake – Memorial Day Quote
And Iâ€™m proud to be an American, Where at least I know Iâ€™m free. And I wonâ€™t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
~ Lee Greenwood – Memorial Day Quotation
These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.
~ Schuyler Colfax – Memorial Day Sayings
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
~ Joseph Campbell – Memorial Day Thought
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
~ John F. Kennedy – Memorial Day Quote