How do you celebrate Memorial Day? Do you commemorate those who have bravely served our country with a special routine, such as visiting or decorating a memorial site? Do you attend a parade, or kick off the start to summer with a barbeque and some patriotic food, such as an American flag cake?
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Did you know…
-The name for the holiday gradually changed from “Decoration Day” to “Memorial Day”. In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May.
-Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 pm local time.
-Currently, Memorial Day is celebrated at Arlington National Cemetery with a ceremony in which a small American flag is placed on each grave. Also, it is customary for the President or Vice President to give a speech honoring the contributions of the dead and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Price Chopper wishes you and your family a happy Memorial Day!