American Holidays and Celebrations #7: Memorial Day

Like people from all over the world, Americans celebrate a variety of holidays and celebrations. Watch each video and read along each article to learn about American Holidays and Celebrations.

  1. Directions: Watch the video below and write a short summary of what you learned in the comments section below.

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  1. Hello , Hind from Iraq.
    Memorial Day / last Monday in may
    The day to be memorial and was intended also to be a day of reconciliation as flowers were placed on the graves of both union and confederate soldiers in Arlington .
    In a typical Decoration Day ceremony in the north , veterans would March through the town to cemetery to decorate their comrades graves with flags.
    In 1882 , the name was changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day to honor soldiers who had died in all previous wars , not only the civil war.
    After world war 1 , Memorial Day was also called Poppy Day because of Moin Michael’s , idea to wear red poppies on the day.
    In 1971 declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be observed on the last Monday in may.

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