5 Unbelievable Memorial Day Facts


In the United States, we value and respect those that have served in our military. Memorial day is a day that allows us as a nation to reflect and pay our respects to everyone that has passed away while serving in the United States military. It’s meant to serve as a somber day. This Memorial Day, before you get beaching or grilling, take a moment to honor those that have not only served in our country but given their life to protect us.

This year, we would like to share some unknown facts about Memorial Day to teach everyone a little more about this special day.

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration day.

This federal holiday in the United State was originally called Decoration day. An organization of Union veterans established this holiday as a time to decorate veterans’ graves with dead flowers in order to celebrate their service.

Flowers play a large role in the holiday.

It is believed that Memorial day would take place on the last Monday of every month because flowers would be at their blooming peak. This ties into the idea of placing flowers on the graves.

It’s illegal to not observe a National Moment of Remembrance.

This is an actual thing. Congress passed a law in December 2000 that states American have to pause at 3 p.m. to honor our fallen soldiers. However, many people don’t realize this is a law!

There are nine states that observe Confederate Memorial Day.

Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, Louisiana, and Georgia celebrate Confederate soldiers those that passed away during the Civil War. They have created a separate day to memorialize these fallen soldiers.

Eating a picnic in a cemetery was once a celebration of Memorial Day.

This isn’t nearly as popular anymore, but it was a tradition to pack up your lunch and have a picnic on the ground at a cemetery. Apparently, this tradition is living on by some citizens in the South!

Memorial Day is a day we celebrate and honor those that fought and gave up their lives for our safety. This coming Monday, make sure that you set aside some time to honor our fallen soldiers. Open MRI of Pueblo thanks all military personnel who have served past and present. Our country would not be what it is today without the sacrifices of brave men and women in uniform.


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