Memorial Day Facts

Posted by | May 28, 2018 10:10 am

It wasn’t always on the last Monday of May

Until 1971, when Memorial Day became an official federal holiday, the annual commemoration stayed on May 30, no matter what day of the week. Once the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed, it lined its official date up to the day of the week: the final Monday in May.

Memorial Day Facts

Posted by | May 28, 2018 9:10 am

The first Memorial Day was just as big as today’s

In 1868, about 5,000 people decorated graves at Arlington National Cemetery’s first Memorial Day ceremony. About the same number of people still gather there annually.

Who’s your veteran?

Posted by | May 28, 2018 8:30 am

When war calls, the heroes go. Drop some pictures of your veteran that you are proud of! Let’s all give them credit deserved and recognize them this Memorial Day 2018!

Memorial Day Facts

Posted by | May 28, 2018 8:10 am

The date was chosen for its weather

Most experts believe Major General John A. Logan planned the first Decoration Day for May 30, 1868, because Northern and Southern states would have flowers in bloom by then, though others believe the date was ideal because it didn’t coincide with the anniversary of any battles.

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