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7am stumper 5-20-14

Memorial Day is fast approaching. It's a time to remember those that have died in service to our country.

Memorial Day was created to honor fallen soldiers of what conflict?
1. War of 1812
2. Civil War
3. World War I


The answer is: 2. Civil War

Communities in the north and south organized the first Memorial Days in 1865, laying flowers on headstones in the months after the war ended. It quickly evolved into an annual tradition knows as "Decorations Day", which was typically set for early summer. The day eventually became known as Memorial Day and now honors American soldiers killed in all wars and conflicts. According to history.com, it became an official federal holiday in 1971.

 
 
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