The nation will pause to observe Memorial Day, Monday May 27, and remember the service men and women who died serving in the U.S. military.
All Fort Worth ISD schools are closed this Monday. However, Monday is a workday for the District’s 240- and 245-day employees.
Originally observed as Decoration Day, Memorial Day’s origins date back to 1868 when Americans would visit the graves of fallen soldiers from the Civil War. They would decorate the burial grounds with flowers. Since 1971, Memorial Day has been a federal holiday observed the last Monday in May.
Today, the holiday is observed across the country with parades, ceremonies and visits to military memorials, national cemeteries and the gravesites of U.S. soldiers.
For those who fly the United States flag on Memorial Day it should be flown at half-staff until noon and then raised to full staff for the remainder of the day.