Did You Know? Countdown to the Month of May 2009 (04/30)


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Month of May

April 30 : 01 day till May

Did you know that the first Memorial Day was observed in the United States on May 5, 1866?

Originally known as Decoration Day, referring to the decorating of soldiers’ gravesites, Memorial Day today is legally celebrated on the last Monday in May.

A day often known for its sales and family picnics, Memorial Day is intended to honor America’s fallen war heroes and their families.

This year Memorial Day will be celebrated on Monday May 25.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of May! So stop by again tomorrow.

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