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What is the history behind U.S Memorial day?

Asked by K. Tanaka on May 15, 2019

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M. Wright

M. Wright

Answered on Sep 17, 2019

Memorial Day is a federal holiday celebrated in the country of United States. As we know the day now, it is celebrated in May, on the last Monday of that month. It is to celebrate those who have died while they served our country and fought for our freedoms.

The day was originally known as Decoration Day. This name came from the fact that after the Civil War, the graves were decorated with flags and flowers. Before the one Monday that we have, over the country, there were various days in which graves were decorated. By the 20th century, the days were merged into one. Once Memorial Day became an official day, it also became the name of that day.

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E. Austin

E. Austin

Answered on May 29, 2019

Memorial Day is an American holiday for people to pay tribute to the martyred soldiers by honoring and celebrating their selfless services to the country. Memorial Day is meant to celebrate soldiers and men of the American Armed Forces who had fought for the country. Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May and this marks the beginning of the summer vacation season in the United States.

Memorial is also called Decoration Day. The history behind the US Memorial Day started many years after Civil War which ended in 1865, the Civil War claimed more American lives than any other historical war in the history of the United States. Many years after the civil war Americans started celebrating their dead heros and in 1971, Memorial Day became an official federal holiday for people to honor and remember those soldiers who died during the Civil War and those who died while serving in the military.

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