Roof Boost is thankful for all Service Members and the sacrifices they have made and continue to make for our freedoms.

“The sacrifices service members and their families make extend far beyond numbers and statistics. Growing up in a military home, I have experienced the fear of my father not coming home. I grew up with friends whose daddies didn’t come back, and I watched my community carry the cost of our freedoms. The day to day challenges and sacrifices made can not be put into words efficient enough to portray their costs, so I would simply like to say thank you and you are not alone.”

– Hans Rosser, Owner of Roof Boost

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who have died serving in the U.S. Military. According to the Department of Defense, over 1.1 million American Service Members have been killed as a result of war as of 2019. 

In May of 1868, following the Civil War, the first official Decoration Day was declared by General John A. Logan and observed at Arlington National Cemetery. Volunteers decorated the graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. The war between the states and its cost in lives brought on new traditions in how people honored fallen soldiers. 

For decades, Memorial Day was observed on May 30th, the date General Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day, but in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May to create a three-day weekend for federal employees. The change went into effect in 1971. This same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Did you know each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time? We hope you’ll join us in performing this small sacrifice for the men and women who sacrificed it all. 

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