Memorial Day will be on on May 27th, 2013 (check out our countdown widget on the right side bar–it’s on Monday). Memorial Day is a holiday dedicated to honor all Americans who had lost their lives while serving our country. It occurs on the last Monday of every May.
On Memorial Day, many family, friends, and volunteers will visit the national cemetery to honor those who had been in service, and place American flags and flowers on the graves. Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day because of the decorated graves.
At 3 pm local time, Americans are asked to pause for 1 minute to signify unity of our country, also known as the National Moment of Remembrance.
Also, the American flag is to be flown at half staff from sunrise until noon. The flag should be raised to the top for a moment before lowering to half staff.
These are only a few traditions to observe on Memorial Day. To learn about these traditions and more, we recommend taking some time to read up on all the different historic and traditional information surrounding Memorial Day.
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