Memorial Day is here, and we have all the best memes you need to see. If you think this is just a weekend to get drunk and stupid, think again. Memorial Day serves to remember the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
Memorial Day has its customs. American flags fly at half staff until noon on Memorial Day, and then are raised to the top of the staff until sunset. The World War I poem “In Flanders Fields,” by John McCrea, inspired the Memorial Day custom of wearing red poppies, which became the official symbol of remembrance.
The federal holiday is observed every year on the last Monday of May, making it Memorial Day Weekend. For 2016, Memorial Day falls on May 30th. Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 21, but a lot of people consider Memorial Day Weekend to be the unofficial start of the season. Before you hit the beach and heat up the grill, take a moment to pause and remember.
Then check out these awesome memes.