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Memorial Day (US) 2022

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Memorial Day (30th May 2022) is a federal holiday (like a Bank Holiday in the UK) in the US that is dedicated to remembering the people who have died while serving in the armed forces. It was originially (from 1868 to 1970) commemorated on the 30th May, but is now observed on the last Monday in May.
It is difficult to find out where Memorial Day was first commemorated as many cities and people have claimed to have been the first to celebrate the day:
In 2000, it became customary for people to stop and remember the fallen at 3.00pm.
On Memorial Day the flag of the United States is swiftly raised to full mast and then slowly lowered to half mast, where it will remain until noon. It is then raised to full mast for the rest of the day.
Thousands of parades are held on Memorial Day – usually featuring marching bands and attendance by various military and veteran members, and vehicles from each of the wars.

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