Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed the last Monday in May. This year it will be observed on May 27.
Moment of Silence
Pay tribute to the U.S. men and women who died during military service.
Please observe a minute of silence at 3:00 p.m., local time.
The United States celebrates many holidays—some that we share with other countries, and others that are uniquely American.
Origins of Memorial Day
– The Department of Veterans Affairs takes us back to the 1860s, when it all began.
– Experience war stories from the Veterans History Project.
Memorials, Military History, and Monuments
– Memorials to the brave people who defended freedom and liberty of our country, military history, and monuments...
Help Your Country
– Provide tips, support the troops, volunteer, donate, work for the government...
– Words, sheet music, and sound recordings for songs from "America the Beautiful" to "You're a Grand Old Flag"
Memorial Day Weekend
Barbecue Food Safety
– Simple guidelines for grilling food safely
– Learn from the U.S. Coast Guard how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating.
Recipes from and for Americans
– Healthy recipes, collections and publications, kids' recipes, cooking for a crowd...
– Before you jump in, make sure you know the facts about water safety.
– Airline status, airport screening, foreign travel advisories, citizens abroad...