Memorial Day Moving Special
Join Moving Connections celebrating our active and retired military members on Memorial Day with a $50 instant rebate.
Book your move in May. Tell us if you're active or ritered military. We'll note your booking and on the day of your move we'll substract $50 from your move. Thank you for being ready to defend us.
The origins of our Memorial Day Holiday
The Civil War ended in the spring of 1865 and claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history, calling for the establishment of the country’s first national cemetery.
Patriotic Americans in various towns and cities began by the late 1860s to hold springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating these graves with flowers and prayers.
In 1868 General John A. Logan called for a nationwide day of remembrance, named Decoration Day saying: “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.”
Originally Decoration Day honored only those lost in the Civil War, but by World War I it evolved to commemorate American military members who died in all wars.
For decades, Memorial Day was observed May 30th, but in 1968 Congress passed the "Uniform Monday Holiday Act." This act established Memorial Day as a federal holiday celebrated the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees, which law went into effect in 1971.