Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

"Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is celebrated every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end."


  1. This is very interesting in the UK we have Remembrance Day on the 11th November because that was when WWI ended, "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" though now we remember from all wars. So we have a nationwide 2 minutes silence at 11 o'clock and wear poppies. Then on Remembrance Sunday which is the Sunday nearest the 11th we have sevices and parades and poppy wreaths are laid at memorials. It's intriguing to see what other countries do :)

    1. November 11 is veteran's day in the states. Its the same thing for us as it is for you.

  2. November 11th is Veterans Day, where we honor those that serve.


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