Remembering the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Melissa W.

An American holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May each year, Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Observance began following the Civil War, but it was not recognized by the government as a federal holiday until 1971. Despite marking the unofficial start of the summer season, Memorial Day is meant for a day of reflection to remember the lives lost during battles -- many choose to spend the day visiting memorials and gravesites to pay tribute, while many towns host parades to celebrate.

After the Civil War, which is responsible for claiming the most lives out of any U.S. conflict in history, Americans began holding their own unofficial tributes for fallen soldiers in the spring season. Many of these ceremonies happened in the nation’s first national cemeteries that were formed post-Civil War due to the vast number of lives lost. While initially created to remember lives lost during the Civil War, Memorial Day now includes all wars and U.S. conflicts.

Without the men and women who laid down their lives for our freedom, our company wouldn’t be able to operate, and for that, we are thankful! On top of being a family-owned business operated in the U.S., we are proud to say all of our products are also Made in the USA!

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We ask you to take time this weekend to read up on the Memorial Day holiday and reflect. At 3:00pm local time, please participate in the national moment of remembrance.

As a reminder, our team continues to operate with a modified business solution, complete with remote and isolated order processing locations. Our goal is to safely deliver honor and recognition gear to schools and institutions to have ready for their students once graduation dates have been reworked. We understand the importance of graduation regalia and what it means to students and faculty and want graduates to mark their accomplishments in a way in which they deserve. No matter what your commencement ceremony looks like this year, our honor and recognition gear means the same and looks just as great!

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