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Memorial Day Trivia

William Jordan William Jordan , 5/23/2014
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The Jordan Insurance Group, MD, Memorial DayMemorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States that many people look forward to each year. For many across the country it is looked at as the official beginning of the summer season and everything that comes along with it. Warm weather, pool parties, summer vacation from school and all sorts of other fun events are traditionally ushered in with Memorial Day each year. The day also is designed to honor soldiers who have died in service of the United States of America each year. If you already thought Memorial Day is interesting, you'll find it infinitely so after you hear a few key and interesting pieces of Memorial Day trivia. Many people don't know that Memorial Day wasn't always called Memorial Day. It was originated as Decoration Day and was specifically designed to commemorate the deaths of both Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War. By the time the 20th century rolled around, the day had been expanded into the Memorial Day that we all know and love and was extended to honor all Americans who have ever died while serving the military. Memorial Day is always celebrated on the last of the four Mondays during May, regardless of the actual date each year. Certain types of federal holidays are always tied to a specific date, while others are more loosely defined as a day of the week. Thanksgiving also is not tied to a specific date, for example, and is instead observed the last Thursday in November each year. Memorial Day wasn't always held as an official federal holiday. Back when the day was still formerly known as Decoration Day, the town of Waterloo in New York state had the first official Memorial Day in the country's history. The date and its observance of fallen soldiers quickly became so popular that it expanded across the country. Many people also don't realize that there is a National Memorial Day concert that is held each year in Washington, D.C. It is commonly held at the United States Capital Building on the West Lawn. Content provided by Transformer Marketing.