Monday is a federal holiday in which we honor the those who have died while serving in the United States military. Originally Memorial Day began as an event honoring Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action. Initially titled Decoration Day, after World War II the day became known as Memorial Day.
City of Seattle offices will be closed Memorial Day; On-street parking is free in Seattle on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.