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Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. We have blue as one of the colors of America's flag.
Memorial Day Trivia:
* Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died serving our country.
* General John Alexander Logan ordered the Memorial Day holiday to be observed by decorating the war dead.
* On Memorial Day, the flag should be at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff.
* Red Poppies are recognized as the Memorial Day flower.
* “Taps” is often played at ceremonies on Memorial Day.
* Memorial Day was first called “Decoration Day” because of the practice of decorating soldier’s graves with flowers.
* New York was the 1st state to officially recognize Memorial Day.
* Flowers and flags are the two most popular items people use to remember soldiers.
*After World War I the meaning of Memorial Day changed from honoring civil war dead to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war.
* Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday in 1971. This began the three-day weekend celebrations.