Memorial Day is one of the most important national days of remembrance in the United States and is observed on the last Monday of May each year. Memorial Day 2023 will occur on Monday, May 29. Memorial Day honors those who have given their lives for our country, as well as paying tribute to those veterans who have fought for American freedom and democracy.
It originated in the years following the Civil War and was originally known as Decoration Day, because people would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers and flags. It became an official federal holiday in 1971.
Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some people wear a red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war—a tradition that began with a World War I poem. On a less somber note, many people take weekend trips or throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because Memorial Day weekend—the long weekend comprising the Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day and Memorial Day itself—unofficially marks the beginning of summer.
As a decorative painting company dedicated to enhancing people's lives, we offer a special custom American flag painting that can include the soldier's name and rank to show our remembrance and respect for the military. Our custom paintings are made of acid-free cotton canvas with giclee print technology for vibrant colors, moderate light and dark, and exquisite details. If you are looking for an impressive gift to honor a fallen soldier, or choose one for your loved one or friend, or just want to decorate a beautiful piece of art in your home or office, our decorative artwork will be the perfect choice for you. It is not only a decorative piece, but also a gift, a memorial and a token of appreciation, so that you can always remember the brave soldiers who have made outstanding contributions to our country and can fully demonstrate your patriotic feelings.