Featured Content May 26, 2016 - Designated as a national observance by 36 U.S.C. 116
Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service and is designated by Federal law as the last Monday in May. Find links below to the Federal law and other related documents. Learn more about Memorial Day on the Department of Veterans Affairs' website.
Presidential Proclamation 9454 - 81 FR 34859 - Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016
"Those who serve under the stars and stripes embody the highest form of citizenship, and on Memorial Day, we pay solemn tribute to those brave Americans who laid down their lives to defend our freedom."
36 U.S.C. 116 - Memorial Day
Federal law designates Memorial Day as a national observance and the last Monday in May.
Public Law 106 - 579 - National Moment of Remembrance Act - December 28, 2000
This Act designated 3:00 p.m. (local time) on Memorial Day each year as the ‘‘National Moment of Remembrance" and created the White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance.