Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2022 will occur on Monday, May 30.
Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
On this Memorial Day as a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps I would like to remember the 6,286,540 (approximately) folk that died globally from Covid, I would like to remember the children of school shootings since the year 1764 (that 258 years since the first one…need I say more?)
Lastly, on this Memorial Day, I would like time to remember citizens legal or otherwise who were killed by our police system.
Source: Bizpacreview; History.com