Unlike in 2020, Memorial Day 2021 will restore some treasured traditions. Last year, due to COVID-19, we saw limited commemorations. Our last “normal” Memorial Day occurred in 2019.
We Remember: In Honor of Our Memorial Day 2021
To begin, consider this proclamation from President Biden:
On Memorial Day, we honor and reflect upon the courage, integrity, and selfless dedication of the members of our Armed Forces who have made the greatest sacrifice in service to our Nation. Whether in the waters of the Pacific. On the beachheads of Europe. In the deserts of the Middle East. Or in the mountains of Afghanistan. American service members have given their lives to uphold our Constitution and to defend the safety and freedoms of our citizens. These patriots embody the best of the American spirit. They put themselves on the line for our shared values — for duty, honor, country — and they paid the ultimate price. Our Nation can never fully repay the debt we owe to our fallen heroes and their families.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, as a day of prayer for permanent peace. And I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 A.M. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer and reflection. I urge the press, radio, television, and all other information media to cooperate in this observance. I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 P.M. local time on Memorial Day.
Then, view this video overview of the holiday.
And conclude with the following infographic.