Memorial Day is celebrated every year  on the last Monday of May which marks May 20th as the Memorial day for the year 2016. Memorial day is a way to honor the soldiers , Men and Women who died protecting the United States of America since two decades. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Through out the nation Memorial Day parades and events are conduction to honor the Americans that gave their lives to protect the country. President Barrack Obama follows the tradition by visiting the Arlington National Cemetery on this Memorial Day and laid a Wreath at the tomb of the Unknowns and called out Americans to respect the fallen by taking care of their families.

“We need to be there not just when we need them, but when they need us,” Obama said of the nation’s veterans.

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