Have a favorite story about your favorite veteran you want to share? We want to hear all about it!
Upload a picture and caption here on Patch about a fond story you remember about that special veteran that was in your life. Throughout Memorial Day, you can check back to see pictures and read stories from others.
Memorial Day was officially proclaimed May 5, 1868 by Gen. John Logan and first observed May 30, 1868 when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery, according to USMemorialDay.org.