Today in the United States is Memorial Day. A day set aside to remember those who gave their life for their country. It was originally called "Decoration Day" and started after the American Civil War. It is one of the days of the year when flags are lowered to half staff until noon.
"And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me."