Memorial Day is coming up. I never thought of this question until now. What is the place where Memorial Day began. It’s a good question. I found an answer to it below:
Official Birthplace Declared In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y., the “birthplace” of Memorial Day. There, a ceremony on May 5, 1866, honored local veterans who had fought in the Civil War. Businesses closed and residents flew flags at half-staff. Supporters of Waterloo’s claim say earlier observances in other places were either informal, not community-wide or one-time events.
By the end of the 19th century, Memorial Day ceremonies were being held on May 30 throughout the nation. State legislatures passed proclamations designating the day, and the Army and Navy adopted regulations for proper observance at their facilities.
It was not until after World War I, however, that the day was expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day. It was then also placed on the last Monday in May.
Online reference: https://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp
Sunday, November 11, 2018 is Veterans Day. Here’s a brief history of Veterans Day:
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
When Is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States.
So, be grateful and thankful for all the men and women who serve our great country. Pray for them and their families, too.
Talk to you later,
Online Reference: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts
It’s me Bookman, and my friend Jenny asked me to tell you about Veterans Day, so here goes.
Well, it’s November and we automatically think about the Thanksgiving Holiday. But do you know what? There is a holiday that happens before Thanksgiving. That holiday is called Veterans Day. Do you know what a veteran is? I sure hope so. But just in case you may not be familiar with that word, I’ll tell you. A veteran is any man or woman who has served in the military armed forces of this country. So, a veteran can have been in the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Reserves, National Guard-any branch of military service for this great country of ours.
Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11, 2017. In fact November 11th is always the day where we honor and thank all those who have served in this country’s armed forces. Maybe your dad, mom, sister, brother, cousin, aunt, uncle or even grandparents were in the service. If so, be proud of them and thank them. And if your loved one is in the service now, thank them and thank God for them and always pray for them; because they miss you just like you miss them. We want them to come home soon, don’t we? So, on November 11th say thank you to a veteran and then say a prayer for all of them.
Here’s a brief history about Veterans Day:
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
Online reference: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts