All About Memorial Day

By Taeoh Kim

Memorial Day is coming. Actually I don`t know about Memorial Day well. But the day must be important. So I will try to introduce the day. Memorial Day is a federal holiday. Therefore we all will stay away from SCEL. Memorial Day is always on the last Monday of May. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the Civil War. Since the 20th century, Memorial Day has been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died serving in the USA military. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor them.

Cemeteries often decorate graves with flags to remember the sacrifices of soldiers

South Korea has Memorial Day too. It’s in June. There were lots of wars in Korea such as the Korean war and so on. So Memorial Day is for honoring the people who died to protect my country.

Most people of both countries might be glad because they can spend time with their family. But I think that before we enjoy the Day, we should have time, which is silent homage for the people who let us live and be free in our countries.

A Korean cemetery