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  1. What is Memorial Day? • It is a special day to remember and honor soldiers who died, especially those who died while fighting in a war • Memorial Day is a federal holiday.

  2. We also honor soldiers who are currentlyserving in the armed services: ♦Army ♦ Navy ♦Marines ♦Air Force and the ♦Coast Guard.

  3. When is Memorial Day? • It is on the last Monday in May. • This year 2014, it is on May 26th • May is in the spring.

  4. We celebrate… • Friends and relatives put flowers, wreaths, and flags on the graves of soldiers.

  5. Politicians give speeches • The President of the United States puts a wreath on the Grave of the Unknown Soldier. The grave is in Virginia at the Arlington National Cemetery

  6. Families have picnics or barbecues.

  7. ♦Schools ♦ government offices, ♦ post offices ♦ some stores are closed on Memorial Day.

  8. Memorial Day is the start of the summer recreational season in the United States.

  9. National Cemeteries

  10. Arlington National CemeteryArlington, Virginia

  11. Battleground National CemeteryWashington, D.C.

  12. Calverton National CemeteryLong Island, New York

  13. Fort Rosecrans National CemeterySan Diego, California

  14. Golden Gate National CemeterySan Bruno, California

  15. Lexington National CemeteryLexington, Kentucky

  16. Marietta National CemeteryMarietta, Georgia

  17. National Memorial Cemetery of the PacificHonolulu, Hawaii

  18. The End www.elcivics.com