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Memorial Day

Por: Cassie Means Crew, el lunes, 27 de mayo de 2013

Memorial Day is celebrated the last Monday in May in order to remind the American soldiers who died in combat. Initially it was established to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the American Union who participated in the American Civil War, but after the First World War was extended to honor all American soldiers killed in the wars in which the country participated.

In 1971 the U.S. Congress passed the National Holidays Act. It was the moment we decided that Memorial Day would be celebrated the last Monday in May, with a weekend with three days of mourning. It is common for the president of the United States give a speech on this date in which recall the work of fallen soldiers.

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