What is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for all military personnel who have died while defending the liberties we cherish.
It is observed on the last Monday of May. It will be observed on May 30 this year. This holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, dates back to the Civil War.
Memorial Day is a solemn commemoration of the men and women who died while serving their country.
According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, its origins can be traced back to the American Civil War.
After the Civil War ended in 1865, people demanded the establishment of the country's first national cemeteries.
Until World War I, Civil War troops were honoured on this day. After the war, all Americans who died while serving in the military are remembered.