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This day was originally the celebration of the soldiers who passed away from the deadliest conflict in American history.
The American Civil War. Not the one with Iron Man and Captain America. But the real thing. The battle of Gettysburg? Ring any bells?
Roughly 620,000 soldiers died on the battlefield which makes it the deadliest war on their history. The death toll is more than any other wars combined. Including World War I, World War II, The Korean War, The Gulf War and the Vietnam War.
On this day, this date serves to honor all the fallen soldiers that served their country.
I’ll give you more interesting Memorial Day facts to brag to your friends. Let’s get it started, shall we?
Interesting Memorial Day Facts
This holiday is originally named “Decoration Day” because of the common practice of decorating the gravestones of the deceased veterans with flags, flower and wreaths.
Americans are ordered to stop what they are doing at 3 PM during this day to commemorate all the soldiers that died serving their mother country. President Clinton signed this bill. (No pun intended)
There are still southern states that sets aside different dates to commemorate the fallen Confederate soldiers and is usually called “Confederate Memorial Day”
Red poppies is a symbol of remembrance and is widely used to honor the fallen soldiers. (Sadly, it’s not the same as opium poppy so don’t try snorting it.)
The origins of the first state who celebrated this holiday is still up to debate to this very day. Gettysburg, Savannah, Warrenton and several other towns claim that they are the first one to celebrate Memorial Day.
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