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Every year on the final Monday of May, Americans remember the men and women of our armed forces who have died in the line of duty. It’s a tradition dating back to the American Civil War in 1868, when it was dedicated to adorning the graves of Union Army soldiers with flowers. Today, Memorial Day has largely lost its somber roots, and is celebrated as the unofficial kickoff to summer, complete with hot dogs, pool parties, and other festivities.

From lake houses to beach bonfires, this is a weekend for fun in the sun as we cherish our family and friends over the grill and a cooler of cold ones. Whether your braving the holiday traffic or staying local, get in the Memorial Day mood with this summery stock b-roll.

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As we indulge in barbecue and laugh with loved ones, take a moment and remember those who have given everything to serve and protect. This one’s for you! Happy Memorial Day.


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