Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day? 5 Interesting Facts

Julia LeDoux
May 25, 2020 - 7:59 am

    Memorial Day is seen as the unofficial start of summer and has become synonymous with trips to the beach and backyard barbecues. Often overlooked is the real reason behind the holiday – honoring the nation’s fallen service members.

    With that in mind, here are five interesting facts about Memorial Day:

    Here's a bonus fact for you: On Memorial Day, the American flag is to be flown at half-staff until noon and then full staff from noon to sunset. You can learn more about flag etiquette here.

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