On Memorial Day, the United States recognizes the people who have died in service to their country. The American flag plays an important part in the celebration of the day.
History of Memorial Day
Memorial Day became an official holiday in 1971. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the last Monday in May. Beginning in 2000, Congress established the National Moment of Remembrance, asking citizens to pause for a moment of silence and respect at 3:00 pm on Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial beginning of the summer season and is a time for family and friends to gather for picnics and activities. Many cities hold parades and people often visit cemeteries to honor those who have died in military service.
Flying the American Flag on Memorial Day
Memorial Day Events
- National Memorial Day Concert
- National Memorial Day Parade
- Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery
Do you need a flag?
If you’re interested in purchasing a flag to fly on Memorial Day, please visit our pages for American Flags and Armed Forces/POW-MIA Flags. If you have any other questions about flags, please contact us.