Why we celebrate Memorial Day and 5 facts you might not know!

USA flagBack to Basics Learning Dynamics and Back to Basics K-12 Private School will be closed on Monday, May 30 to celebrate Memorial Day. Back to Basics will reopen on Tuesday, May 31.

Here are five facts about Memorial Day you might not know:

  1. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.
  2. Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966.
  3. Memorial Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor our dead. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11.
  4. In 1915, inspired by the poem “In Flanders Fields,” Moina Michael conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial Day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war. She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need.
  5. The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on December 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.’

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