First celebrated in 1868, in the wake of the Civil War, Memorial Day commemorates those who have fallen defending our nation.
Many use the day for visiting cemeteries along with public and private services.
The Memorial Day Vacation is also the unofficial start of the Spring travel season and is a popular time for Spring Sales. This page of LinksAlive lists web sites dedicated to commemorating those who have fallen defending and advancing freedom.
Bugles Across America (buglesacrossamerica.org) Bugles Across America seeks to place a live bugler at military funerals to honor the service of American Veterans.
Honor and Remember (www.honorandremember.org) Honor and Remember is a national campaign of remembrance - sign the petition - fly the flag
The Virtual Wall (www.virtualwall.org) In conjunction with the Vietnam Memorial Wall, the Virtual Wall offers a place for memorials to Vietnam Veterans.
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor (www.thepurpleheart.com) The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor commemorates the extraordinary sacrifices of America's servicemen and servicewomen who were killed or wounded in combat.
American Legion Online (legion.org) The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly
Wreaths Across America (www.wreaths-across-america.org) The organization from Maine places wreaths on the headstones of American Heroes during the Holidays at Arlington Cemetery and throughout the US.
Gold Star Mothers (www.goldstarmoms.com) American Gold Star Mothers is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in the service of our country.
Gold Star Wives of America (www.goldstarwives.org) Gold Star Wives Of America, Inc. is an organization of military widows/widowers whose spouse died while on active duty or from service connected disabilities.
Military Chaplains Association (www.mca-usa.org) MCA is committed to the religious freedom and spiritual welfare of America's military, Veterans, and their families.