In honor of this special day, we are proud to provide free access - through May 28 - to our most popular collections of US military records.
Journey back in time to some of the most important conflicts in world history that not only impacted families in the US, but millions of families worldwide.
Formerly known as Decoration Day - later changed to Memorial Day and observed on the last Monday of May - traditions include placing flowers on graves of fallen soldiers, flying flags at half-mast from dawn until noon, parades, picnics, fireworks and more . . .
The observance originated following the Civil War, but was extended after World War I to honor all those who died in battle while serving in the US military.
Memorial Day celebrates family heritage, as we remember our ancestors and look forward to a good future.
Families get together to share stories of military ancestors, to remember the lives of those who fought for the nation, and to visit the graves of ancestors, whether or not they were casualties of war. Many of us can claim at least one relative who has served in the military, or been impacted by war.
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