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Memorial Day...I always think of get togethers and BBQ's. But it's actually so much more. I think this is the perfect time for a little history lesson! :) We all know that Memorial Day is a day to honor men and women who have died while in military service but did you know...
- the first Memorial Day was observed in Waterloo, NY May 5, 1866.
- Memorial Day was first enacted to honor the union soldiers of the Civil War but was expanded to other wars after World War I.
- Memorial Day was first known as Decoration Day.
- The name "Memorial Day" was first used in 1882 and was declared the official name by law in 1967.