Happy Memorial Day.
If you weren't aware, Memorial Day was originally named Decoration Day as a way to honor Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. But as time passed, the observance was later expanded to include the troops who have died in all wars.
Many see Memorial Day as the kick off to the summer, a day off or a reason to barbeque, but the true meaning of this day is to observe the sacrifices that our soldiers have made throughout the course of our union.
It’s a testament to the men and women who put country first before anything else - leaving behind everything to keep our country safe.
So in honor of the fallen, here are five things you need to know for Memorial Day.