This Weekend, Observe Memorial Day The Right Way

There's one thing that many Memorial Day observers forget about each year: the true meaning of the holiday.

According to information from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Memorial Day began as "Decoration Day" -- a commemoration of fallen soldiers marked with graves of soldiers being decorated with flowers. 

That was back in the 1860s.

Fast forward to 2014 and it appears that the holiday has outgrown its own purpose--at least in the eyes of those who lack a knowledge of what the day means.

Before you light the grill, take time to honor those who have given their lives to protect our freedom.

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