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Episode 755

Memorial Day
Tue, 2019-May-28 02:03 UTC
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With 243,961 views on Monday, 27 May 2019 our article of the day is Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring the people who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day was observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, particularly to honor those who died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of the summer vacation season in the United States, while Labor Day marks its end on the first Monday of September.

Two other days celebrate those who serve or have served in the U. S. military: Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of all U. S. military veterans; and Armed Forces Day, a minor U. S. remembrance celebrated earlier in May, specifically honoring those currently serving in the U. S. military.

In 2019, Memorial Day falls on May 27, 2019.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:03 UTC on Tuesday, 28 May 2019.

For the full current version of the article, see Memorial Day on Wikipedia.

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