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When is Memorial Day in 2013

May 27, 2013

Learn more about Memorial Day.

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What is Memorial Day?

An official federal holiday since 1971, Memorial Day is celebrated in honor of the men and women who have died while serving in the American military.

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day? Learn more about the history of Memorial Day by clicking here.

When is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May. This year, we will observe the holiday on May 28.

How do people celebrate Memorial Day?

By visiting cemeteries or memorials, following the 3 p.m. local time National Moment of Remembrance or attending the official Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. However, Memorial Day and Weekend also unofficially mark the beginning of summer, so many Americans celebrate with barbecues, pool parties and travel while many stores hold a Memorial Weekend sale.

Sources: history.com, usmemorialday.org
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Graves at Arlington on Memorial DayWhat is Memorial Day?

An official federal holiday since 1971, Memorial Day is celebrated in honor of the men and women who have died while serving in the American military.

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day? Learn more about the history of Memorial Day by clicking here.

When is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May. This year, we will observe the holiday on May 30.

How do people celebrate Memorial Day?

By visiting cemeteries or memorials, following the 3 p.m. local time National Moment of Remembrance or attending the official Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. However, Memorial Day and Weekend also unofficially mark the beginning of summer, so many Americans celebrate with barbecues, pool parties and travel while many stores hold a Memorial Weekend sale.

Sources: history.com, usmemorialday.org
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Celebrating Memorial Day: War Dogs

The following article is a re-post from our sister blog, Today’s Woof, celebrating war dogs.

It’s not surprising that man’s best friend has assisted the military in many ways. Starting with WWI,dogs, mainly German Shepherds, have been used as scouts, trackers, sentries, and for the detection of mines and booby traps.

The United States War Dogs Association tells the stories of these dogs who have been used in the military in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Gulf. These courageous dogs, and their handlers, performed extremely dangerous duty but their contributions are often overlooked.

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