Memorial Day is a solemn occasion to honor the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives while serving in the United States military. Every year on the last Monday in May, Americans gather to pay their respects to the fallen soldiers. However, there’s more to Memorial Day than just a day off work or a time to have a barbecue. In fact, there are many interesting facts about this holiday that you may not know. Did you know that Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day? Or that it wasn’t until 1971 that Memorial Day became an official federal holiday? From its origins to its modern-day traditions, there’s a lot to uncover about Memorial Day.
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