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I Remembered a Vet Today

I REMEMBERED A VET TODAY Memorial Day is commemorated in many ways to show respect for those who have died for serving our country. Whether visiting a national cemetery or gathering with friends and family, take time to participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time to observe a moment of silence. THE HISTORY OF MEMORIAL DAY This timeline highlights key events and Memorial Day traditions. 1915 Moina Michael wrote: In 1948 The US Post Office hon- ored Ms. Michael for her role in We cherish too, the Poppy red founding the National Poppy movement by issuing a red 3 cent postage stamp with her likeness That grows on fields where valor led. May 1868 General John Logan proclaimed the first Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery. It seems to signal to the skies on it. That blood of heroes never dies. 1968 Congress passed the Uni- form Holidays Bill, moving Memo- rial Day to the 4th Monday in May to create a 3 day weekend. U.S. POSTACE The poem inspired "red poppy" chari- ties and many individuals to wear red poppies on Memorial Day. 1890 Northern states celebrated Memorial Day while the South held their own day of remembrance. 1873 New York was the first state 1917 The Song "She Wore a Yellow Ribbion" was first pat- tented by George A Norton. 1949 The Movie "She Wore a to officially recognize the holiday. Yellow Ribbon" brought new fame to the song of the same name. NATRE July 1913 Veterans of the United States and Confederate armies gathered in Gettysburg to commemorate the fifty-year anniversary. 1970's The symbol became popularly known with the song "Tie a Yellow Rib- bion Round the Old Oak Tree" recorded by Tony Orlando and Dawn. VETERANS OF WAR DESERVE TO BE HONORED The observances most often suggested by cemeterians and funeral directors in our online survey. FOLDING AND PRESENTING PLAYING PRESENCE OF UNIFORMED BURIAL ARRANGEMENTS OF THE BURIAL FLAG OF TAPS MILITARY PERSONNEL AT A MILITARY CEMETERY 100% suggested 100% suggested 100% suggested 50% suggested STATES TER UNITED ARMY SPECIFIC HEADSTONES PRESIDENTIAL MEMORIAL CASKETS OR URNS WITH MILITARY EMBLEM OR MARKERS CERTIFICATES MILITARY DESIGN ON HEARSE 89% suggested 44% suggested 78% suggested 11% suggested WAYS TO COMMEMORATE MEMORIAL DAY We asked funeral directors and cemeterians how their organizations observe Memorial Day. 33% Celebrate in other ways • Co-host a community event • Small flags in front of funeral homes • Visiting the graves of fallen soldiers • participate in flag placing 56% Fly a US flag at half staff until noon pON-MIA 5.6% ONANE MITEORGOTTEN Fly a POW MIA flag 22% 5.6% Provide public decoration LOR Take part in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm while Taps is played. CO URENETANPA FRENCH NAVAL-WAR-1798-1801×TRIPOLH8O SOURCES:

I Remembered a Vet Today

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This infographic provides a brief history of Memorial Day, explains why it's important to honor those that served for the country, and finally provides ideas for things to do to honor U.S veterans.




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