The management and the staff members of the Metadigs eSolutions proudly celebrated the Memorial Day this Monday on 28th of May 2012. It was indeed a grand function hosted for their employees and their families.
Metadigs eSolutions has been successfully celebrating this special day for many years now, where they honor each and every martyr, who laid down their lives. The Directors spoke about the unsung heroes and the veterans who laid their lives, while protecting their country’s honor. They spoke about the sacrifices that were made by the brave hearts in building the nation. It was then followed with a cultural program by the employees.
History of Memorial Day
It is a patriotic day, where every citizen of the United States of America feels the true pride of the nation. It is the day, when all the war veterans are honored for their priceless sacrifices. Every state organizes different types of cultural programs, social events, parades, and many others to mark the celebration of this special day.
People proudly visit the memorials built for war heroes and lay flowers, wreath, and light candles. People offer mass prayers, in remembrance of each and every men and women who died in the wars. Earlier it was known as Decoration Day, where all veteran who lost their lives in the Civil War were honored. After the Vietnam War, the federal government decided to celebrate Memorial Day, which was thereafter dedicated to all the war heroes.
The National Memorial Day Parade, held in Washington DC has attracted many tourists from across the world. This parade is hosted in remembrance of veterans who lost their lives in World War II. The US Marine Band also performs a musical concert, which is telecasted live on television. The President or Vice Presidents give powerful speech about the martyrs and about their noble services.
The family members of the veterans visit the monumental crematories or tombs where their beloved war fighters are laid to rest. It is indeed, an emotional moment to watch them placing a letter, flower, or a photo on the memorials. People enjoy watching Colonial Military March, Sailors Parade, Veterans March, Young Marines March, and many others.
The 1st official celebration was held on 30th May, 1968, where people gathered together to place flowers or wreath on the graves of the soldiers, who had made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives, for the honor of the country. As per the history, Michigan is the 1st state to grant holiday to all the citizens in the year 1871. Later in the year 1971, the federal government passed a law for celebrating this day as a national holiday.
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