What do Americans celebrate on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It originally honored those killed in the American Civil War, but it has become a day when the American dead of all wars, and the dead in general, are remembered in special programs held in cemeteries, churches and other public gathering places.

Next we are going to leave at your disposal some cards and images about this day for you to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or your favorite social network.

How to download?

The cards and images below can all be downloaded for free by following these steps:

  1. Pick the card you want to download
  2. Right-click on it
  3. Left-click on the “save as” option








U.S. and French flags are displayed on the graves of the American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, near Caen, Western France, Friday, June 5, 2009.  President Barack Obama with his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy and other leaders will attend ceremonies Saturday June 6, 2009 marking the 65th anniversary of the allied D-Day landings in Normandy. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)