Memorial Day is a special day to remember our heroes who have given their lives so that we can breathe the air of freedom. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. Before this, the Memorial Day was celebrated as Decoration Day. This day was at first celebrated to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. This day is also observed with the families visiting the cemeteries and memorials so that they can pay homage to their loved ones. Another interesting fact is that the US Flag is at half staff from dawn till noon.
On Memorial Day, there are a lot of other activities that take place. On this day, the families gather and have picnics and there are also a lot of sporting events that are organized. Memorial Day is also considered as the unofficial start of summer. Let Gourmet Grocery Online help you celebrate this Memorial Day with all our our gourmet gift ideas.