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Memorial Day - Wikipedia
21 Feb 2024 at 4:18am
Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. From 1868 to 1970, it was observed on May 30. Since 1971, it is observed on the last Monday of May.

Memorial Day 2023: Facts, Meaning & Traditions | HISTORY
20 Feb 2024 at 9:12am
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2023 will occur on Monday, May 29....

Why do we celebrate Memorial Day? A brief history of the holiday
20 Feb 2024 at 10:03am
Celebrated on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day commemorates those who have lost their lives serving their country?unlike Veterans Day, on November 11, which celebrates all people who have...

What is Memorial Day? Meaning, history and why we celebrate in US
20 Feb 2024 at 4:33am
Despite conflicting claims, the U.S. Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, New York, as the ?birthplace? of Memorial Day on May 30, 1966, after Governor Nelson Rockefeller's...

Memorial Day | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica
20 Feb 2024 at 12:47pm
Memorial Day, in the United States, holiday (observed the last Monday in May) honoring those who have died in the nation?s wars. It originated during the American Civil War when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle. Learn more about Memorial Day.

A Brief History of Memorial Day - The New York Times
20 Feb 2024 at 5:05pm
Memorial Day weekend is among the busiest for travel in the United States and the unofficial start of summer; a day for cookouts, beach trips and auto races. But how did Memorial Day, held on...

Memorial Day - Over 150 Years of Remembrance - U.S. National ...
20 Feb 2024 at 12:16am
It was on April 25, 1866, that four women decided to honor the Confederate and Union war dead in the local cemetery with flowers. The Columbus, Mississippi, observance received further attention when lawyer Francis Miles Finch learned of the conciliatory gesture and was moved to compose the poem ?The Blue and the Gray.?

9 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day | HISTORY
18 Feb 2024 at 7:13am
Four years later, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 finally went into effect, moving Memorial Day from its traditional observance on May 30 (regardless of the day of the week), to a set...

Memorial Day: A Commemoration | National Archives
19 Feb 2024 at 9:57am
Memorial Day began as a way to honor those who died in the Civil War and has become a day to honor all American veterans who gave their lives in sacrifice to our nation. Learn more about its history in the Pieces of History blog from the National Archives History Office.

A Brief History Behind Memorial Day And How It Started | TIME
19 Feb 2024 at 11:33pm
Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor ...



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