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Sending a Meal Gift for Memorial Day

Posted on May 19, 2015

For many Americans, Memorial Day represents little more than a three day weekend and an excuse to plan a barbeque with family and friends and welcome the start of the summer season. However, the significance of the holiday is so much more.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed in remembrance of the people who died serving in our nation’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and was established after the American Civil War to commemorate the soldiers who died in the war. The holiday was later extended to include and honor all Americans who have died while serving in our nation’s military. As part of the holiday’s observance, many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor the fallen. 

Not to be confused with Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day is a holiday for remembrance of the heroes our nation has lost as they served in our military, whereas Veteran’s Day is a holiday to honor all of our nation’s military members - past and present. 

Typically we don’t think of Memorial Day as a holiday that involves gift giving. But if you have a friend or loved one who has lost someone as they served in our nation’s military, sending them a Meal Gift for Memorial Day is a nice way to let them know you’re thinking about them and appreciate their loved one’s sacrifice for our country. Or perhaps someone close to you is or was a member of our nation’s military and lost a close friend or friends during their time of service. Sending them a Meal Gift along with a note is a simple gesture that can help them remember their friend, show appreciation for the sacrifice, and honor them and their friend who has passed.

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