A Living History Memorial Day

Amid a global pandemic, in a changing world, we remember those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice.

President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during the Rolling to Remember: Honoring Our Nations Veterans and POW-MIA event Friday, May 22, 2020, on the Blue Room Balcony of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

“Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead.” — Time: “Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day”. May 25, 2020.