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Memorial Day, 2010 ­ A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The White House has released the 2010 Presidential Memorial Day Proclamation

Memorial Day, 2010
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer. I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – Memorial Day Proclamation

Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/31)

Monday, May 31st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 31 : It’s Memorial Day!

Did you know that since 2000, Congress has called on Americans to observe a Memorial Day moment of silence at 3 p.m. local time?

This annual resolution is intended to reconnect Americans with the solemnity of Memorial Day.

For more info: Memorial Day (U.S.)

Thanks for joining us for our “Did You Know?” count down to Memorial Day.

Happy Memorial Day!
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(May 31) Today we're observing . . .  Memorial Day

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Memorial Day (US)
A United States federal holiday commemorating the men and women who have died in military service to their country.

The day is also celebrated as the traditional start of summer with BBQs, picnics and parades.

For more info : Memorial Day

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(May 31) Today we're celebrating . . .  What You Think Upon Grows Day

Monday, May 31st, 2010

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What You Think Upon Grows Day

A day for promoting the idea that the power of positive thinking can turn your dreams into reality.

Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/30)

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 30 : 1 day to Memorial Day

Did you know that the first state to officially recognize the observance of Memorial Day was New York, in 1873?

Over the next decade, May 30th was adopted by other northern states as their official Memorial Day as well. The southern states, however, honored their Civil War casualties on a different date. The nation did not finally unite behind one Memorial Day until after World War I.

Memorial Day is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/31)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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(May 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Loomis Day

Sunday, May 30th, 2010


Loomis Day
Pay tribute to the inventor of wireless telegraphy, Mahlom Loomis, a Washington DC dentist, who received his patent for wire-free telegraphing on May 30, 1872.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Memorial Day (05/29)

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Memorial Day

May 29 : 2 days to Memorial Day

Did you know that Memorial Day began as a commemoration of soldiers killed during the Civil War?

Following several years of spontaneous gatherings to honor their fallen comrades, the unofficial military tradition was officially adopted in 1868 by Union Army General John Logan, who proclaimed May 30th as the national Memorial Day. That first year, Memorial Day was only commemorated at Arlington National Cemetery, where flowers were placed on soldiers’ graves.

Memorial Day is America’s day to remember those who have died serving our nation, and to honor their families. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Memorial Day (05/31)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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