Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year’s first sunburn. Memorial Day a day to remember those who have fallen to let Americans enjoy their freedom. A little bit of history on how Memorial Day became a day that Americans celebrate it was originally known as “decoration day.” Decoration Day for the practice of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths, and flags. Federal Decoration Day, was established in 1888, allowed Civil War veterans, many of whom were drawing a government paycheck, to honor their fallen comrades without being docked a day’s pay. In 1967 the Federal government declared “decoration day” as Memorial day and has been celebrated ever since. In 2000, Congress established a National Moment of Remembrance, which asks Americans to pause for one minute at 3pm in an act of national unity. Memorial Day was originally celebrated on the 30th of May, but is now celebrated the last Monday in the month of May. At Stay Winter Park, we would like to extend our gratitude to our veterans and active duty military members. Since we honor our veterans and active duty members we offer a great deal to those people for this weekend. Come on out to Winter Park and get a great weekend of rest and relaxation.