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The History of Memorial Day Looks at the Past

By: Carly Foy - Published: May 30, 2011 • References: inthelighturns and holykaw.alltop
The History of Memorial Day is an interesting history lesson about the day that the United States honors those who died serving the United States services.

From its origins in 1868, the infographic takes us through the timeline of how Memorial Day came to be. As well, it also takes a look at the traditions of Memorial Day such as the motorcyclists who ride in Washington, D.C. to honor the fallen soliders. The infographic also takes a look at Arlington National Cemetery and how it is the first area to host the official Memorial Day.

The History of Memorial Day also discusses how the holiday was originally called "Decoration Day" as well as how Memorial Day was actually original was honored every May 5th (versus the last Monday of May).