This Monday BlazeSports joins the rest of the nation in honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Originally called “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day was begun shortly after the American Civil War and was extended at the end of World War I to honor all Americans who have died in all wars.
This weekend, millions of Americans will mark Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries, decorating gravesites with flowers and flags, attending local parades, and pausing at 3 p.m. for a national moment of remembrance. Many more will honor those who have died while serving their country by lowering flags to half staff until noon – and then raising them to full staff for the remainder of the day as a way of indicating that the lives lost will not be in vain.
As you take a moment this Memorial Day to remember friends and family members who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country, we also encourage you to give thanks to the many veterans and active duty military who have been wounded in combat. If you are part of the military and are looking for disability sport opportunities, please check out our military programs page at: http://www.blazesports.org/programs/military-programs