Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Did you know?:

It is a day honoring American soldiers who died serving the country in wars. This year Memorial Day is May 27, 2013.

Celebrated on the last Monday in May.

Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Several towns claim to be the originators of Memorial Day but Congress declared Waterloo, NY, to be the birthplace of the holiday in 1966.

Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865).

The holiday now honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States.

It is also called Decoration Day.

Have a Safe and Fun Holiday Weekend! 🙂

Reference: http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/23/us/memorial-day-fast-facts/

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