Come out at 10:30 on Monday May 28, 2012 at Veterans Memorial Park in Shelter Cove(behind the mall), there will be a Memorial Day Observance presented by the Navy League.  In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May. Today, Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery, as a small American flag is placed on each grave. The president or vice-president also usually lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.