Memorial Day, observed on the final Monday in May, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country. It was once known as Decoration Day and enacted to honor soldiers, both Union and Confederate, in the American Civil War but was expanded to all Americans in all wars. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill set the day as the final day in Monday (along with Washington’s birthday and Veterans Day) to create a three day weekend, rather than the traditional May 30th date. This year, the two coincide.
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