Know More About MEMORIAL DAY

Know More About MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day is a great way to remember our patriotic heroes who sacrificed their lives to help us breathe the air of freedom. This day is observed with families and friends visiting cemeteries and memorials to pay homage to their loved ones. Want to know more about this historic holiday?

Read on to learn tons of Memorial Day trivia and history and even pick up some fun facts to share with your friends and loved ones.

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 Memorial Day Trivia

  • Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died serving our country.
  • General John Alexander Logan ordered the Memorial Day holiday to be observed by decorating the war dead.
  • On Memorial Day, the flag should be at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff.
  • Red Poppies are recognized as the Memorial Day flower.
  • “Taps” is often played at ceremonies on Memorial Day.
  • Memorial Day was first called “Decoration Day” because of the practice of decorating soldier’s graves with flowers.
  • New York was the 1st state to officially recognize Memorial Day.
  • Flowers and flags are the two most popular items people use to remember soldiers.
  • The south refused to honor the dead on Memorial Day until after World War I when the meaning of Memorial Day changed from honoring civil war dead to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war.
  • Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday in 1971.
Formal Observance of Memorial Day:
  • Wear red poppies on Memorial day to honor those who died serving the United States during war.
  • At 3 p.m. local time, Americans should pause for a moment of silence or listen to “Taps”.
  • Visit cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of veterans.
  • Visit a memorial.
  • Attend a parade to honor fallen heroes.                
 


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