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Memorial Day: History and Meaning – Helpful

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Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, honoring those who have died while in the service of their country. The day is typically celebrated with a parade and speeches at the memorial. Those who have died are often called “fallen heroes” and their service to the country is honored. The day was originally called Decoration Day, but it was renamed Memorial Day in 1868, making it an official holiday.

Dates for Memorial Day

HolidayDate 
Memorial Day 2021Monday, May 31, 2021 
Memorial Day 2022Monday, May 30, 2022 
Memorial Day 2023Monday, May 29, 2023 
Memorial Day 2024Monday, May 27, 2024 
Memorial Day 2025Monday, May 26, 2025 
Memorial Day 2026Monday, May 25, 2026 

National Moment of Remembrance

On May 3  2000 the United States (signed by then President Bill Clinton) government pushed out the “National Moment of Remembrance” to Americans at 3 pm in the local time of Memorial Day to take several minutes to reflect and show respect for those who had lost their lives in defense of our nation and our principles.

References:
1.”National Moment of Remembrance” – usmemorialday.org.

2.”Wikipedia – National Moment of Remembrance” – Wikipedia, Wikipedia.org

3. Memorial Day Images Free Download and Quotes – Sapelle.com.

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