15 Memorial Day Quotes That Capture the Essence of Sacrifice and Service

Here are 15 powerful Memorial Day quotes that embody patriotism, from remembering sacrifice to cherishing freedom.

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, is a U.S. federal holiday. It honors and mourns military personnel who died in service to the United States Armed Forces. The holiday was observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970. Since 1971, it has been observed on the last Monday of May.