HSLIC would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Memorial Day today honoring our fallen soldiers. Library services, including front desk help and book checkout, will be unavailable today. However, students are still able and welcome to enter the library using their UNM badges.
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was first established to take place every May 30th to recognize soldiers lost in the American Civil War. It wasn't until after World War I that the day was expanded to commemorate American soldiers killed in all United States wars. More than a century after its first observance, Congress officially changed its name and made it a federal holiday. It is now celebrated on the fourth Monday of each May.