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Happy Memorial Day!
Growing up in a town outside of Buffalo, NY, Memorial Weekend was when we opened our pool, and everyone planted flowers as a sense of pride as we honored those who served in our community and family.
Did you know?:
- Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, was first observed in the United States on May 30, 1868. It was a day to honor and decorate the graves of soldiers who died during the Civil War.
- In 1971, Memorial Day became a federal holiday designated as the last Monday in May. It became the unofficial start of the summer season.
- The red poppy flower is a symbol of Memorial Day. Inspired by the famous World War I poem "In Flanders Fields" by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, the red poppy is a tribute to fallen soldiers and a symbol of remembrance.
- Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial start of the grilling season in the United States. Many people celebrate the holiday with barbecues and outdoor gatherings.
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