4 Fun Facts about Memorial Day

In 2018, Memorial Day is celebrated on Monday, May 28th.

Memorial Day is an annual federal holiday in the United States. It is a day set aside for remembering our American soldiers who have died in military service.

Did you know?

1. Over 2 dozen cities claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day?

2. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day?

3. The first state to recognize the Memorial Day holiday was New York in 1873?

4. In 1915, Moina Michael, inspired by the poem, “In Flanders Fields,” wrote her own poem:

“We cherish, too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.”

Thus beginning the idea of wearing red poppies on Memorial Day in honor of those who died during the war.

 

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6 Responses to 4 Fun Facts about Memorial Day

  1. Interesting and definitely things I didn’t know!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. marymarvella says:

    I enjoyed learning the info and reading the poem. Happy Memorial Day.

    Liked by 1 person

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