Traditionally, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. Today, Memorial Day, 2024, we honor United States military members who died in service to our country, at home and abroad.


At 3:00 PM local time, a national moment of remembrance occurs.


The date is a solemn time to pay respects and reflect on the soldiers’ ultimate sacrifice.


Do you have a loved one who lost their life in armed forces action? What traditions do you and your family follow in deference to their death?

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Author JL Huffman

I’m a retired Trauma surgeon/ICU doctor, a world traveler and gardener. I’ve published in the surgical literature; now I’m writing poetry, memoir & fiction.