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This year, it is going to be observed on May 30. Do you know about its history and significance? It is a day set to honor the military personnel and war heroes who died while serving and protecting the nation. This occasion is to pay them tribute for their ultimate sacrifice to protect the country and its citizens.
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The day is generally confused with the veterans day, but both the days are different. They have different histories as well as significances and purposes. Memorial Day images is a day to remember those who lost their lives on the battlefield or due to the sustained wounds later on.
Veterans Day is observed in the month of November every year. It is observed to honor all the personnel who served in the military irrespective of if they served in battle(s) or are alive or dead. It is meant for every one of them. On a general note, it is intended to thank veterans for their service.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
History of MemorialDay
It is observed on last Monday of May every year. It came into existence as the Decoration Day. With no exact dates, it is believed to take form after the Civil War. There was a dedicated group which used to decorate the Confederate and Union soldiers’ graves. Though the practice still prevails, the name has been changed.
The tradition of the existence of decoration of the graves was popular throughout the US. Later on, in 1966 the federal government Waterloo, New York as the official birthplace of the day as it started this practice since 5th May 1866. In 1868, May 30 was declared as the national Decoration Day as this date wasn’t connected to any of the battle anniversaries.
After the World War 1, this day came was recognized as to honor the war deads of all the conflicts whether it is civil war or any other battle. Till 1968, it was celebrated on May 30. After that, Congress passed a bill to make it on the last Monday of May, so that federal employees can enjoy three -days holiday. It came into effect in 1971.