Memorial Day

Memorial Day Quick Facts

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2023 DateMay 29, 2023
2024 DateMay 27, 2024

Memorial Day

Memorial Day seeks to honor and remember those who died while serving in the military. This day aims to raise awareness about the nation’s freedom and the price for that freedom. Every year, U.S soldiers and their families pay that price.

Memorial Day is a day for reverence and honoring of those who gave their lives defending the Nation and its values. Congress declared it a national holiday in 1971. It is observed annually on the last Monday of May.

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Memorial Day facts

  • Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day.
  • Memorial Day was officially declared a federal holiday in 1971.
  • The red poppy flower became a symbol of remembrance after the publication of the famous war poem "In Flanders Fields" by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
  • There have been about 1.35 million US military deaths since 1775.
  • The deadliest war the U.S has participated in was the Civil War, with around 620,000 deaths.
  • It is customary to fly a US flag at half-staff till noon on Memorial Day.

Top things to do for Memorial Day

  • Visit the grave of a fallen soldier.
  • Have a picnic or go boating.
  • Attend a Memorial day parade. One popular parade is the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC.
  • All Americans are encouraged to pause for one minute at 3:00 pm (local time). Think of the sacrifices made by U.S. soldiers to provide freedom for all.
  • Donate to a charity that serves veterans.

Memorial Day references and related sites US Memorial Day Official Website

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