It is a day devoted to honoring the women and men who've lost their lives while working at the U.S. army.
For military families, the afternoon has great significance. It is a day, they told Fox News, which includes mixed feelings.
Juliana Ponia, whose 30-year-old son, Ronny, is a U.S. Marine, told Fox News that even though she's proud of what her kid is performing for the county, she always worries about his security.
"It means much emotionally... when they're [stationed] someplace, and they could lose their own life," she stated, adding that these women and men leave behind a family and, in some, cases kids. "All the time that you are worried"
She told Fox News that she's proud that her sons have"served this fantastic nation" and that they made it home safe.
She finds herself reflecting on most of the"heroes which have functioned through time," particularly those who could not make it home.
At a 2014 blog article, his sister, Vanessa Desiato, wrote that through this day"we're reminded of what battle veterans have contributed to the nation, while it's years of support, the initial year of the union, or their lifetimes."
"Heroism is profoundly rooted from the soldiers we say goodbye with our tear-stained faces, and people we welcome dwelling using these more joyful tears"
It is a day which focuses on the people"who didn't have the joyous homecoming, or have since been put to rest," she continued.
In reality, for a few, hearing the term"happy Memorial Day" is rattling.
At a 2014 comment piece to your Washington Post, now-retired Army officer Mike Jason explained that hearing the word made him stop in his tracks. It had been difficult for him to listen to, particularly after dropping three close friends and coworkers at a 12-month course, two of whom died within 72 hours of one another.
"For all of the debate about the significance of the weekend, no sense could compare with all the emotions of people who can pause to remember loved ones: the mothers, mothers, husbands, wives and kids they'll not ever watch and wait again," Jason wrote.