RESTON, VA – As we enter the Memorial Day weekend, which signals the unofficial start of Summer, Amyx wishes to honor our Armed Forces men and women who laid down their lives to defend our Constitution, our freedom and our way of life.  This is a time for all of us to remember the sacrifices of America’s Servicemen and women, both past and present.

In the 1860s, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day in remembrance of soldiers who died during the Civil War.  Decoration Day became known as Memorial Day honoring all service members who died in the line of duty.  In 1971, Memorial Day was recognized as a federal holiday occurring on the last Monday in May.