Memorial Day 2016

Salute Our Troops!

Memorial Day 2016

Did you know:   

Memorial Day was first known as “Decoration Day?”

The holiday was long known as Decoration Day for the practice of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths, and flags. The name Memorial Day goes back to 1882, but the older name didn’t disappear until after World War II. Federal law declared “Memorial Day” the official name in 1967.

Did you know: 

It is customary on Memorial Day to fly the flag at half-staff until noon, and then raise it to the top of the staff until sunset.

Did you know:   

The World War I poem “In Flanders Fields,” by John McCrea, inspired the Memorial Day custom of wearing red artificial poppies. In 1915, a Georgia teacher and volunteer war worker named Moina Michael began a campaign to make the poppy a symbol of tribute to veterans and for “keeping the faith with all who died.” The sale of poppies has supported the work of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mai Oui! Catering and Event Planning would like to thank all of our armed forces past and present for their courage and sacrifice so that we may live in the Land of the Free.

Have a safe holiday with your friends and family.