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Memorial Day

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What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It is celebrated in the US as a day of remembrance and honor for those who have died in the nation's service.

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When is Memorial Day celebrated? Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. The official birthplace of Memorial Day is Waterloo, New York.

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What is Decoration Day? The South Eastern states in the US celebrate Decoration Day. Decoration Day predates Memorial Day. On this day, family members decorate the graves of deceased family. Decoration Day happens the Sunday before Memorial Day.

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Memorial Day Trivia The term Memorial Day was first used in 1882. Became more common after World War II. Was declared the official name by Federal law in 1967.

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