What Memorial Day means

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FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 file photo, a flag at the World War II Memorial flies upside down after it unclipped from its snaphook, before sunrise on Capitol Hill in Washington. At right is the Washington Monument. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(WSYR-TV) — While many people think Memorial Day is all about backyard parties, parades, or a day at the beach, the day is really about never forgetting the men and women who, often far from home, laid down their lives so the rest of us could live free. Digital Data Reporter Lou Gulino takes a look at the history of Memorial Day and what the day really means.

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