What do people do on Memorial Day?

Bar-B-Q Go to Cemetery Picnic Party

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Has May 31 ever been a Memorial Day?

Memorial day is officially the last Monday of May, so certainly it has been on a 31 at some point. I believe 5 times in the last 25 years.

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When did the US begin celebrating Armistice Day?

May 30, 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Why do you have Memorial Day?

I celebrate Memorial Day because of the following. Memorial day is a posthumous award given to those who have laid down their life for the good of their country. Without question, without hesitation, and without any thought of, or concern for, personal self. These men and women do not just come f...

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Is Costco open on Memorial Day?

No. Memorial day is a Federal Holiday; All Costcos are closed on Federal Holidays. Below is a schedule of Costco Hours, including holidays: Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM New Year's Day, Saturday, January 1, 2011: Closed Easter, Sunday,...

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How was memory day created?

Memorial Day was started in the Southern United States after the Civil War. Federal law made it illegal to make any type of monument to honor any deceased Confederate solder. As a result group of women dedicated April 26, 1866, as a day to remember the Confederate dead. April 26, 1865 was the day...

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Why is Memorial Day honored and celebrated?

to remember those who died during war

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When was the holiday celebrated for Independence Day?

Countries Celebrating Independence from Australia -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nauru - 31 January (1968, from Australia, New Zealand & the U.K.) Papua New Guinea - 16 September (1975) Countries Celebrating Independence from Belgium -----------...

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Is Walmart open on Memorial Day?

Yes, Wal Mart is open on Memorial Day. Most locations are also open 24 hours a day and on many US holidays. Christmas is the one day a year the store closes its doors for business.

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Why was it called decoration day at first?

Because people decorated the graves of the dead soldiers

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Is Memorial Day only celebrated in the US?

Many other countries have an equivalent holiday.

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When was Decoration Day first observed?

On May 30, 1868, three years after the end of the US Civil War.

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What is the difference from Veterans Day and memorial?

Veterans day is when you remember the people that fought for our country. Memorial day is when you remember those who have died

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How is Memorial Day celebrated now?

Memorial Day is not a day for celebration. Traditionally it is a day to remember and honor those of the US military who have paid the ultimate price and died during any war or military action that involved the United States. They fought to keep America free. Unfortunately, since the Uniform Monda...

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Is wearing white before Memorial Day ok?

Yes. That old rule about no white before Memorial Day has fallen into disuse years ago.

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What is the date of Memorial Day?

The date is traditionally May 30, but it is celebrated as a U.S. national holiday on the last Monday of May.

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Do other countries celebrate Memorial Day?

yes Korea and Newfoundland

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Why of all things grilling became associated with Memorial Day?

Memorial Day in the United States is the unofficial start of summer. People grill outside during the summer, so it stands to reason that they would do so on Memorial Day, weather permitting.

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How did Memorial Day begin?

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. On May 5, 1868 General John Alexander Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic declared Decoration Day to honor all military personnel who had been killed during the US Civil War. It was first observed on May 30, 1868, three ye...

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What was Memorial Day originally called?

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It started after the Civil War when people decorated the graves of fallen soldiers.

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