Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed this year on May 27, 2019. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I. Wells Brothers extend a heartfelt THANK YOU, for all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service to our great country. We salute you.