The History of Memorial Day and Memorial Day Facts

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May and is a United States federal holiday. The day was formerly known as Decoration Day and is observed to commemorate U.S. soldiers who died while in military service. Memorial Day is celebrated in different ways by different people. Some visit cemeteries and memorials, while others travel; as it’s often seen as the beginning of the summer vacation season. Below you will find additional information on the history of Memorial Day and some interesting facts about the holiday. Please help us pay tribute to America’s fallen soldiers by leaving a comment below, and sharing this graphic with a friend.

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