Memorial Day Facts!

 

Did you know Memorial Day is this weekend?! Yes? Well, here are some fun facts that you may not know:

  1. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day because people would decorate the graves of the fallen soldiers with flowers, flags & wreaths.
  2. Memorial Day used to be celebrated on May 30th, but it was changed to the last Monday of May to ensure a long weekend.
  3. Waterloo, NY was named the original place of Memorial Day by President Johnson in 1966.
  4. On Memorial Day, the American flag is raised at half-staff until noon and then raised to top of the staff.
  5. More than 36 million people will travel at least 50 miles from their home during the 3 day weekend,

Do you have any more fun facts? Share them with us in the comments below!

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