Shawn Whitfield lays next to his father’s headstone, David Ray Whitfield, before the Memorial Day Ceremony at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly on Sunday, May 29, 2022. “I come out here to talk to him and tell him how his grandkids are doing and tell him now he has great grandkids,” said Whitfield. (Jenifer Veloso | MLive.com)
Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed every year on the last Monday in May. It honors those who died serving in the United States military. In the United States, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of the summer season and with Labor Day weekend ending the summer. Most government and businesses offices will be closed on this Day. Armed Forces Day honors those who currently serve in the military and Veterans Day honors men and women who have previously served in the United States Military.
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