Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day

10 things you didn't know about Memorial Day

1. It was first known as decoration day.

2. It started with the civil war.

3. The North and the South originally celebrated separate Memorial Days.

4. Memorial Day wouldn’t have lasted without WWI and WWII.

5. It wasn’t established as an official holiday until 1968.

6. General logan made it official.

7. Sen. Daniel Inouye has tried to move Memorial Day to May 30th since 1989.

8. The wearing of the Buddy Poppies came from a poem written by a Canadian general.

9. The song ‘Taps’ came from the French.

10. 3pm on Memorial Day is the “National Moment of Remembrance.”

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