Published May 28, 2010 by
The History of Memorial Day:
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Memorial Day was first observed on May 30th 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead.
At Holiday Gifts & Gift Baskets we offer a variety of patriotic and Indepence Day gifts to thank our Military men and women. Choose from red, white and blue cookie bouquets, snack baskets and more!