Memorial Day
Memorial Day, also know as the Decoration Day,Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action. It is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season..
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Last monday in May
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The National Memorial Day Concert takes place on the west lawn of the United States Capitol. Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. Volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at National Cemeteries.Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Wikipedia : Decoration Day-USA
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Memorial Day

Year Month Day Day of Week
2005 May 30 Monday
2006 May 29 Monday
2007 May 28 Monday
2008 May 26 Monday
2009 May 25 Monday
2010 May 31 Monday
2011 May 30 Monday
2012 May 28 Monday
2013 May 27 Monday
2014 May 26 Monday
2015 May 25 Monday
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New Year's Day Martin Luther King Day Washington's Birthday Memorial Day Independence Day
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