It's Memorial Day across the United States.
Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and began to honor the soldiers for the Union and Confederate armies who died during the Civil War.
By the late 19th century, the holiday became known as Memorial Day and was expanded to include the deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces. In 1971, Memorial Day became a federal holiday.
John Scocos is the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary. He says Memorial Day is the most solumn of the nation's holidays...