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Memorial Day PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) Template


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Memorial Day PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) Template

  1. 1. Memorial Day
  2. 2. What is Memorial Day? <ul><li>Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. </li></ul><ul><li>It is celebrated in the US as a day of remembrance and honor for those who have died in the nation's service. </li></ul>
  3. 3. When is Memorial Day celebrated? <ul><li>Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May. </li></ul><ul><li>The official birthplace of Memorial Day is Waterloo, New York. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Decoration Day? <ul><li>The South Eastern states in the US celebrate Decoration Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Decoration Day predates Memorial Day. </li></ul><ul><li>On this day, family members decorate the graves of deceased family. </li></ul><ul><li>Decoration Day happens the Sunday before Memorial Day. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Memorial Day Trivia <ul><li>The term Memorial Day was first used in 1882. </li></ul><ul><li>Became more common after World War II. </li></ul><ul><li>Was declared the official name by Federal law in 1967. </li></ul>
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