Posts Tagged “Memorial Day”

What Is Decoration Day?

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FACT OF THE DAY: Decoration Day was the originally name of Memorial Day. The first Decoration Day took place on May 5, 1868.

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Memorial Day Monday

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FACT OF THE DAY:  Memorial Day is a day in which we honor and remember those who lost their lives while serving in the US military. This day of observance takes place every calendar year, on the 4th Monday in May. This became the norm starting in 1971. From 1868 to 1971, Memorial Day was observed on May 30. Regardless of which day of the week it fell on, it was always the 30th.

 

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