WHEREAS, For well over a century, Americans have set aside
  Memorial Day as a time to honor those members of the military
  forces who have given their lives in service to the United
  States; and
         WHEREAS, This observance was introduced after the Civil
  War as a means of paying tribute to those who had died on both
  sides of the conflict; originally called Decoration Day for the
  practice of adorning the graves of soldiers with flowers once a
  year, the holiday became a day to honor all of the country's
  fallen and became known as Memorial Day; although it was
  celebrated on May 30 for a number of decades, it has been observed
  on the final Monday in May since the early 1970s; and
         WHEREAS, In communities across the nation, veterans and
  their fellow citizens gather in cemeteries and other public
  places to pay tribute to the armed forces personnel who died
  protecting our liberty; "Taps," the haunting bugle call
  customarily performed at military funerals and memorials since
  the Civil War, is played during these ceremonies, and in
  accordance with tradition, the United States flag is lowered to
  half staff early in the day before being raised again at noon; and
         WHEREAS, The most well-known observance of Memorial Day
  occurs in Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown
  Soldier, where the remains of unidentified Americans from World
  War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War are
  interred; the president of the United States, accompanied by
  honor guards from all branches of the armed services,
  traditionally lays a wreath at the tomb, and a bugler offers a
  final salute by playing "Taps"; and
         WHEREAS, Americans owe an immeasurable debt to those men
  and women who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the peace
  and stability of our nation, and it is a privilege to join with
  citizens across the country in paying homage to the courage,
  commitment, and patriotism of the nation's military personnel;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 87th
  Legislature, hereby recognize Memorial Day 2021 in solemn
  commemoration and in honor of those who have died in service to
  our nation.
Alvarado Hinojosa Paxton
Bettencourt Huffman Perry
Birdwell Hughes Powell
Blanco Johnson Schwertner
Buckingham Kolkhorst Seliger
Creighton Lucio Springer
Eckhardt Menéndez Taylor
Gutierrez Miles West
Hall Nelson Whitmire
Hancock Nichols Zaffirini
  Patrick, President of the Senate
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 31, 2021.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate