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domingo, 27 de mayo de 2012

Memorial Day

Photo by Fran Muñoz
Historically, Memorial Day has its roots in the Civil War, honoring fallen Union and Confederate soldiers. Not until the 1970s, however, was it moved to the last Monday in May to become part of a three-day weekend. In 2000, Congress passed a  resolution establishing a national moment of silence to be observed at 3 p.m. Memorial Day.

"What is Memorial Day mama? Didn't have the heart to tell her the truth. War, death, sacrifice. How can we all co-exist peacefully?" (Marcia Cross)

There will be some events such as concerts or the Indianapolis 500
Photo by Fran Muñoz

By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. As a marker it typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

If you want to know more about Remembrance Day, another day to remember the fallen at wars, just click here.

Photo by Fran Muñoz

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