Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a time to pay respect to the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Memorial Day originally started as Decoration Day just after the Civil War. It is meant to honor those military members who died. In more than 200 years, more than 1.3 million Americans lost their lives in battle. The holiday is different from Veterans Day – the 11th day of the 11th month – which is meant to honor all of those people who have served. Not All Fun and Games Though it’s great to...

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