Memorial Day is observed to commemorate all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Today we observe this holiday on the last Monday in May but before World War II it was observed on May 30th no matter what day of the week it fell on. This day was formally known as Decoration Day. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends. Whatever you do to enjoy this summer weekend, remember our military service men and women and have fun!