A Nation Remembers the Fallen

A Nation Remembers the Fallen

Photography by the Members of American Reportage

Memorial Day in the United States is a day for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties.

The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was established following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.⁠

As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and with half of Americans vaccinated with at least one dose against the coronavirus, authorities are reporting a surge in air travel as many participate in their first holiday without masks since the pandemic began over a year ago.⁠

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