MIAMI -

As the nation remembers the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, thousands of people will flock to South Florida during Memorial Day Weekend.

This holiday was not always known as "Memorial Day." From 1938 to 1954, it was known as, "Armistice Day," a day created to honor veterans of World War I and to stress the need for world peace.

After World War II, "Armistice Day" was changed to "Memorial Day" in order to honor veterans of all wars, not just World War I.

Let's take advantage of this weekend to show the pride and appreciation we feel for all of our veterans.

Get involved -- walk in a parade, attend a ceremony, bow in silence or teach your kids about Memorial Day's history.

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