Politicians & Celebrities Honor Memorial Day On Twitter
27 May this year marked the last Monday of 2019, the Memorial Day in the United States. Twitter was flooded with tweets to remember the nation’s fallen heroes. The day is a federal holiday. It is meant to be a tribute to remember and honor the men and women who laid their lives in their service for the US military forces. The day is officially dedicated to the remembrance of the fallen soldiers of the Nation by a service in Virginia at Arlington National Cemetery.
People Honor Those Who Have Fallen
Furthermore, people wear red poppies. This is done to pay tribute to the fallen servicemen of the United States. Many people also participate in parades. The largest Memorial Day event, like every year, started this year at Washington, D.C, on May 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the National Memorial Day Parade. The event telecasts 5,000 participants across the country. And a crowd of over 250,000 people is drawn to the National Mall. Moreover, this year also marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day. The events featured Honorary Grand Marshals. It also had surviving veterans of World War II.
In addition, twitter was trending with remembering the fallen heroes. Tweets swarmed as parades and events took place. The nation remembered their fallen heroes
Here’s How Twitter Honored the Memorial Day
Barack Obama remembers the services of the fallen heroes who put their lives in service of the US army and the United States
On Memorial Day, we remember all those who gave everything for something greater than themselves. It's up to us to not simply reflect on their sacrifice but to honor it with service of our own—and by living out the values they fought for. pic.twitter.com/tZx3qcHnfV
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 27, 2019
Further more, Office actor John Krasinki paused to remember the heroes of Memorial Day
On this Memorial Day, take a moment to pause, remember and be grateful to each and every one of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for each and every one of us. On this day and every day… we say thank you.
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) May 27, 2019
Melania Trump used her twitter handle to remind the nation’s fallen heroes of her prayers and support
We honor our Nation’s fallen heroes today. Our prayers remain with all those deployed overseas and to the families supporting their loved ones from home. #MemorialDay
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 27, 2019
And Mike Pence also took time out to tweet his wishes and prayers for the US heroes
To families of the fallen, who have sacrificed more than we can ever know: Know that the hearts of every American are with you today – & they will stay with you always. #MemorialDay pic.twitter.com/YpdDRc4xCL
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 27, 2019
In the same way, people all across US take time to spend with their loved ones
Memorial Day Vibes pic.twitter.com/z2S2ENjRwy
— BUDDY (@Buddy) May 27, 2019
Moreover, Congressmen tweet about the walk of honor
— Congressman Denver Riggleman (@RepRiggleman) May 27, 2019
In addition to that, Celebrities tweet about the Memorial Day
Happy Memorial Day ♥️ thank you for your service ? pic.twitter.com/8HwfM8cvSn
— Delanie (@LunaLanieee) May 27, 2019
James Charles on the Memorial Day
remember when I said I was up until 5 in the morning learning an a cappella arrangement of the national anthem?? happy memorial day ?? pic.twitter.com/pWtur0I8iu
— James Charles (@jamescharles) May 28, 2019
The White House telecasts the Presidential address on the memorial day
LIVE: President Trump and the First Lady Deliver a Memorial Day Address Aboard the USS WASP https://t.co/xnIQivZezW
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 28, 2019
In addition, up until 1971, Memorial Day was celebrated on May 30th. The last Monday of May became the federal holiday after the National Holiday Act of 1971.
The Memorial Day also marks the start of sunny summer days where people get a day off of work to spend warmer weather with their family and friends.