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Happy Memorial Day 2017 - On Monday, May 29

Memorial Day 2017 is on Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day 2017 is a formal holiday. It is an American holiday. It is celebrated to remember military service members who have died in the line of duty. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, as the holiday was centered on decorating the graves of those who had fallen in the Civil War for their nation.
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2017Monday, May 29
2018Monday, May 28
2019Monday, May 27
2020Monday, May 25
2021Monday, May 31
2022Monday, May 30

Happy Memorial Day 2017  and +History


In this, there is much debate as to the location, where the Memorial Day originated from. Sometime during the late years of the Civil War (1861 - 1865), groups began decorating the graves of their loved ones who had died in battle. Depending on the source location, there are nearly over a dozen of locations that claim to be the town. In where the practice began is being observed by the birthplace of Memorial Day. Some of these towns include cities like Columbus, Mississippi, Macon, Georgia; Richmond, Virginia; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania and Carbondale, Illinois.
There is evidence that the tradition could have started in towns in either the North or the South VA. The government states that on April 25, 1866, in Columbus, Mississippi, a local group of women went to decorate the graves of Confederate soldiers. They were noticed barren graves of Union soldiers and decided to place flowers there in remembrance of them. In Another site, the usmemorialday.org, states that a hymn published in 1867. that is called as "Kneel Where Our Loved Ones are Sleeping" carried a commitment "To the Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Associated Dead". Wikipedia says that by 1865, the practice was almost widespread in the North. It is likely to that the tradition began in many locations independently, with many variations on the same idea. Over time, as word spread, these traditions could have expanded from town to town.
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Memorial Day History

In the year of 1866, a town in New York called Waterloo. In the city, a drugstore owner named Henry Welles was suggested that the town shops closed on May 5 to commemorate For the soldiers buried at Waterloo Cemetery who had died during the Civil War. Two years later in Waterloo, on May 5, 1868.On taht day General John Logan issued a declaration that Decoration Day should be observed nationwide. The declaration said that May 30th would be designated as a day to decorate the graves of "comrades who died in defense of their country." According to History.com, President James Garfield gave a speech at Arlington National Cemetery on that day. In the year of 1966, President Lyndon Johnson and the Congress of the United States stated that Waterloo was the official birthplace of Memorial Day, and the official date of origin was May 30, 1868.
In the year of 1882, the name of the holiday was changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day. After World War I, the holiday was expanded to remember soldiers from all American Wars. In the year of 1971, Richard Nixon made Memorial Day a national holiday that was to be celebrated on the last Monday in May.

Happy Memorial Day 2017 Today


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Today the Memorial Day is celebrated across the United States. Regardless of where it originated, it is an important holiday that remembers those that died for the country and serves to remind people of the costly price of war. There are several formal ceremonies that take place in attention. Most of these are held in local communities and can be found by contacting a local Veterans of Foreign Wars office or local city government agency. A few traditional events are listed below.


Great Memorial Day 2017

Laying of the wreath at Arlington Cemetary -
   very often, the President of the United States will lay a wreath at Arlington Cemetery on the annual observance of Memorial Day. This will usually be accompanied by a speech.
Remembrance and Moments of Silence - 
   The People from nationwide participate in parades and still partake in decorating graves with wreaths or flowers. Many people will pause for moments of silence in memoriam.

Movies to watch on Happy Memorial Day 2017


The Great Escape (1963) - Starring Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Garner
Heartbreak Ridge (1986) - Clint Eastwood
The Dirty Dozen (1967) - Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson
Saving Private Ryan (1998) - Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Paul Giamatti
Memphis Belle (1990) - Sean Astin, Harry Connick Jr.
Platoon (1986) - Charlie Sheen, Willem DaFoe, Tom Berenger
Forrest Gump (1994) - Tom Hanks

When is Memorial Day? -Happy Memorial Day 2017


Memorial Day is a floating holiday. It always falls on the last Monday of May in the United States.


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