KENILWORTH, NJ - What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is celebrated yearly on the last week of May to remember those who have given their lives for our country. It is a day when we honor our fallen soldiers and those who have died in defense of freedom so that we may live today.

Memorial Day has been celebrated across our country since the early mid-1860s to remember those who had given their lives in the Civil War. As our nation progressed, Memorial Day has become a day that is filled with barbecues, family, and friends. Although this year will be different. This Memorial Day will be spent inside or include seldom brief remembrances held around the country on tv. As our nation deals with the coronavirus pandemic we should also remember to not take a day for granted as we never know when it will be our last.

We cannot ever forget the past, let alone the freedom that we enjoy today. Freedom is not a right, it is a privilege, one that many take for granted daily. So remember, however you may celebrate Memorial Day, remember those who have given their lives so that we may live in peace.