Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021

Did you know? Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.”

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“Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31.

“Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Read more about the history of Memorial Day at History.com.


This Webpage at the Veterans Affairs Website has more history about Memorial Day.


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