The History Behind Memorial Day + A 15% Off Storewide Sale!

Posted May 24, 2012 by Kristen P. in Store News

Many people know Memorial Day as the weekend that brings the official summer season – a time for mini-vacations, backyard barbeques and first time of the year pool trips. But the actual holiday of Memorial Day has a long history, with much significance, in the United States.

Beginning (in an early form) in May of 1865, Memorial Day was originally meant to recognize the fallen Union soldiers from the Civil War. Organized by freedmen and former Union troops, the first Memorial Day observance coincided with a May Day celebration in Charleston, South Carolina.

The name Memorial Day did not come into use until 1882, and the holiday was not declared official by the Federal government until 1967. By the 20th century, the holiday came to stand for all fallen soldiers, not just those lost in the Civil War.

In honor of this year’s Memorial Day, and in thinking of our current and fallen soldiers, CPAP Supply USA is offering one of our biggest sales of the year – 15 percent off every order* from Thursday through Monday! Stock on your CPAP supplies for the summer, try out a new lightweight CPAP mask, or purchase that travel CPAP machine you’ve been considering. Whatever the need, now’s the time to shop. Enjoy your cookouts, trips, and pool days, but don’t forget to stop by our store for amazing discounts on your CPAP purchases!

*Sales ends 5/29. Use discount code HONOR2012 in your cart for savings. Sale excludes ResMed and Devilbiss brand items.


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