of May 28, 2001
**Memorial Day is Monday,
May 28, 2001**
only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Nathan Hale, an American Revolutionary War Officer. Hale is attributed
to saying these last words before being hanged by the British as
a spy during the Revolutionary War on September 22, 1776. Did
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Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. George Washington
was President from 1789 to 1797, and he was from Virginia. John
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you know Memorial Day was first celebrated in 1868?
Day was first celebrated in the United
States on May 30, 1868, to honor the soldiers killed in during the
American Civil War
by decorating their graves with flowers and flags. It was originally
called Decoration Day and was celebrated every May 30. In 1882,
the name was changed from Declaration Day to Memorial Day, and in
1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday to be held on
the last Monday in May. Today, Memorial Day honors all men and women
of the U.S. armed services who have been killed in wartime. It is
tradition to have parades, speeches, and ceremonies.
in Lexington, Virginia, on Memorial Day lined with American Flags.
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"Donald Moyer. Donald was a soldier
in the Korean War who gave his life while saving the lives of others.
He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor."
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of the Unknown Soldier began in many countries
after World War I as a memorial to the men and women who died in
that war. On November 11, 1921, the United States buried an unidentified
soldier killed in France in Arlington
National Cemetery, just outside of Washington,
D.C. On November 11, 1932, this location was dedicated as the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier. On Memorial Day in 1958, two other unknown
soldiers (one from World War II and one from the Korean War) were
placed in the tomb, and it was renamed the Tomb of the Unknowns.
In 1984, an unknown soldier from the Vietnam War was buried there,
but later scientific discoveries revealed the identity of the soldier
and the body was removed. In 1999, the Pentagon announced no new
remains would be placed in the memorial because scientific advances
allows the identity of soldiers to be known. Similar memorials in
other countries include Westminster Abbey in London, England, and
under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
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