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Celebrating Memorial Day

US Flag Memorial Day began in the United States on May 30, 1868, after the Civil War had ended.

Flowers were put on the graves of both sides, in order to help heal the nation. It was later expanded to include all men and women who had died in America's wars.

It is now celebrated on the last Monday of May.

For many, this day carries no special meaning except perhaps an extra day off from work and school, a barbecue, the start of the summer holiday season, and for stores, the opportunity to hold their annual Memorial Day Weekend sale.

In reality, the holiday is observed in honor of our nation's armed service personnel who were killed in wartime.

Fireworks and Picnics are part of the celebrations!

Try these Fireworks Jigsaw Puzzles

Happy 4th of July Happy Memorial Day!
To all my American Friends!

I hope you enjoy the day with family and friends and remember the people who served to help keep your world safe!

Wendy -- Kids' Turn Central


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