Memorial Day

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2022 Date30 May 2022
2023 Date29 May 2023
Memorial Day

USA Memorial Day History

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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USA Memorial Day Facts & Quotes

  • Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Army accounts 158 installations around the world. It includes over 132,000 miles of infrastructure for gas, water, electric and sewer, and more than 1 billion square feet of office space.
  • It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. - George S. Patton

Memorial Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • 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.
  • Visit the grave of a fallen soldier.
  • Have a picnic or go boating.
  • Donate to a charity that serves veterans.

USA Memorial Day References and Related Sites

www.usmemorialday.org: US Memorial Day Official Website

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