It is our most solemn American holiday, remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our nation. Originating after the Civil War, Memorial Day was first known as “Decoration Day” — designated for decorating soldier’s graves from our country’s bloodiest chapter, with over 600,000 killed in action. During WWI, we began commemorating U.S. military who died in ALL wars. In 1971, it became an official federal holiday.
Today, veterans and civilians will honor the generations who gave their lives for our freedom. Many of us will visit cemeteries and memorials, participate in parades and vigils, and hold family gatherings. With respect and deepest admiration, MISSION BBQ will be closed as well. God bless our Heroes. God bless America.