What is the meaning of Memorial Day and how can you celebrate this weekend?

People often confuse the meaning of Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, originated in the years following the Civil War but became an official federal holiday in 1971. On the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country while serving in the U.S. military. Many long-established customs are observed on this day to honor our fallen soldiers, as well as some that are relatively new.

Rolled Metal Products honors and remembers the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.


Looking for something for your family to do this holiday weekend? Our team has put together a list of 9 Memorial Day traditions and ways to enjoy the long weekend for you to consider.


  1. Watch a Memorial Day Parade
  2. Host a cookout or have a picnic
  3. Go for a hike
  4. Donate to related causes and discuss the true meaning of Memorial Day
  5. Watch the Memorial Day Concert on PBS
  6. Pause at 3 p.m. for the National Moment of Remembrance.
  7. Spend the Day at the Beach
  8. Go on a Family Bike Ride
  9. Write thank-you notes to veterans.
Flags on soldier's graves on Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th, and will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st.

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Rolled Metal Products has been supplying our customers, large and small, with stainless, aluminum, and specialty metals strip for more than 30 years. We’re experts at precision width slitting, perfect edge conditioning, and high-productivity oscillate winding. Providing high-quality products, quick response and reliable delivery has always been the key to our success, and we are dedicated to understanding your needs.