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3:00 p.m. on Memorial Day ...

May 29, 2016

take a moment, please ~

 

things you may not have known about Memorial Day ...

 

 

8. Memorial Day traditions have evolved over the years.

 

Despite the increasing celebration of the holiday as a summer rite of passage, there are some formal rituals still on the books: The American flag should be hung at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day, then raised to the top of the staff. And since 2000, when the U.S. Congress passed legislation, all Americans are encouraged to pause for a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time. The federal government has also used the holiday to honor non-veterans—the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day 1922. And, while its origins have little to do with fallen soldiers, the Indianapolis 500 has certainly become a Memorial Day tradition of its own–this year marks the 102nd time the race will be run to coincide with the holiday.

 

 

 

 

 "World War II Memorial"

 

 

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Thank you History.com for all the great information you share!

~ Carolyn

 

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