Memorial Day 2014

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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.

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Memorial Day 2014
1 2. Memorial Day was a response to the carnage of the Civil War after some 620,00 soldiers dies
2 7. Memorial Day honours any American soldier that has fallen in any war.
3 8. Memorial Day is a national holiday and is celebrated on the last Monday in May.
4 3. Waterloo NY won congressional recognition as the "birthplace of Memorial Day
5 9. Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971
6 6. In 2000, Congress established a National Moment of Remembrance, which asks Americans to pause for one minute at 3pm in an act of national unity.
7 1. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day
8 4. Red poppies are known as a symbol of remembrance and it's tradition to wear them to honor those who died in war.
9 5. It is customary on Memorial Day to fly the flag at half staff until noon, and then raise it to the top of the staff until sunset.
10 10. 220,000 American flags are placed at each of the headstones at Arlington Cemeery