Show your age. Memorial Day or Decoration Day?

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  1. kinneyjames

    kinneyjames Well-Known Member

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    http://www.rheaheraldnews.com/lifestyles/article_30025854-00b2-11e5-9bda-2b0f838a9d3a.html

    How Decoration Day Became Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which is observed on the last Monday of May, and honors U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. Also, Memorial Day had its origin after the War Between the States had ended, and was first named “Decoration Day.”

    Research shows that Memorial Day began three years after the end of the War Between the States, with the name Decoration Day. This was a time set aside to decorate graves of the war dead with flowers. The date of May 30 was selected by Major General John A. Logan; it is believed that this date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country, and it was not the anniversary of a war battle. In 1882 the alternative name of “Memorial Day” was first used, but did not become a common practice until after World War II. Also, the name “Memorial Day” did not become the official name until 1967, when a Federal law was passed declaring this. Then, in 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, moving three holidays to a specific Monday in order to create a three-day weekend. Memorial Day was one of those holidays. By doing this, businesses and individuals mark this holiday as the beginning of the “summer” season. It was not until after World War I that the day was expanded to honor those who died in all American wars.

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    ...since 1997, Major League Baseball has stopped all games in progress at three o’clock on the afternoon of Memorial Day to observe the National Moment of Remembrance... the umpire steps out from home plate, removes his mask, and halts the game so that everyone can pause... the crowd rises as one with hands over their hearts.

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  2. IfTheyOnlyKnew

    IfTheyOnlyKnew VIP Extreme Gold

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    Well, since they started using "Memorial Day" in 1882, it's safe to say ALL of us call it that. :c
     
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  3. newcastlefan

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    you young whippersnappers! always trying to act like you were too young to be in the great war between the states!
     
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  4. harlock

    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    there's a Dorb joke here :bigthink
     
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    Right?!?!?
    :haha:
     
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    bennymuso Italian by name, British by nature

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    I'm not up on American History, so I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say younger. Thats only because i can fuck ten times a night.

    Ok. Jerk off ten times a night. No aids required.
     
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    Potayto, potahto...
     
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    Tovahund Just a good dog.

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    Very strange thread. :confused:
     
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    When I was a kid we would decorate our bikes for the Decoration day parades .
     
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    I only remember Memorial Day
     
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    Huh? what? :dave:
     
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