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Join the MEMORIAL DAY Celebration
Published by Beverly McClellan on May 18, 2020
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Gaphic of black boy with US flagFormerly known as Decoration Day, MEMORIAL DAY commemorates all of the people who have died while serving in the United States military.  Join the celebration.  It is always the last Monday in May.  This year the celebration will be on Monday, May 25th.

United States flags in cemetary photo from Share My Lesson

Memorial Day is observed on the final Monday of May. The holiday was originally known as Decoration Day, a time when Americans remembered those who died during the Civil War. During the 20th century, it was expanded to include all wars. Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday in 1968.