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
Hello guys, it’s me Jenny. I was thinking about Memorial Day and all those who have protected us in America with their own lives. Wow, I appreciate them and I really love them. We can talk to each other and go places because of them.
I want you to look at the picture below. It’s of some kids just like you. They lived in 1865. The one holding the flag is in the lead and they are honoring, saying ‘Thank You’ to some soldiers who died a long time ago. Now, you know that kids in every age can be good patriots, too. Just like you. Ask mom and dad about Memorial Day if you need to. They’ll tell you that it’s a time when the entire country remembers men and women who fought in wars for our great country so that we can be free. Do you want to honor them? Then make it the best life you can and help others. Talk to you soon.
Online reference: http://sfbayview.com/2014/05/the-first-memorial-day-was-black/
Hi guys. This month we have celebrated the birthdays of President George Washington the first president of the United States -born February 22nd; and President Abraham Lincoln – born February 12th. He was the 16th president of our country. President Washington was leader of the country during and right after the Revolutionary War You can watch a little bit about the Revolutionary War by clicking the link above. President Lincoln lead the country during another terrible war: The Civil War Click this link to find out more about the Civil War. Both of these presidents loved our country and did what they thought was right to help it out. That made them patriots.
You and I, too, are patriots when we care and love this great country; and do the best that we can to help it and all of the people who live here to be happy here. We can do that by first of all reading and learning about it in school, and then when you get to the right age, vote on the elections we have in this great country. Hey, that’s a good way for patriots to begin.