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The History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day has been celebrated on the last Monday of May since 1971. It is the federal holiday that honors those that have died serving the United States in war. Here’s a brief history behind this holiday.

The beginning of Memorial Day can be traced back to an observance for those who died during the Civil War in the 1860s. In 1868, Major General John Logan, a U.S. Congressman, declared that May 30th be a day of…



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