Memorial Day May 25 2009

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2009, Memorial Day May 25 2009, US Events, USA, War 1965, War 1971Memorial Day celebrated as federal holiday in United States of America (USA). When is Memorial Day in 2009? And the answer is that it is May 25th 2009. It is generally observer on the last day of the May month every year and this year last Monday is on 25th May. Earlier, Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day (still some people call this important Day as Decoration Day). In this particular Day (Memorial Day), citizen of United States commemorates to those U.S. men and women who died while in the military service like in World War I.

2009, Memorial Day May 25 2009, US Events, USA, War 1965, War 1971Here are the Memorial Day Dates till 2015 year:
2008 - May 26th
2009 - May 25th

2010 - May 31st

2011 - May 30th
2012 - May 28th
2013 - May 27th
2014 - May 26th

2015 - May 25th

2009, Memorial Day May 25 2009, US Events, USA, War 1965, War 1971
History of Memorial Day

After the end of the World War (Civil War), so many communities came together and set aside a special day to mark the end of the killing war. Or it is a day to tribute to those who had died in the war. According to the official reports, the birthplace of Memorial Day is a place called Waterloo situated in New York. Late General John Logan officially announced the Memorial Day on 5th of May 1868., national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, Nowadays, most of the Americans citizen have forgotten the actual meaning, value and traditions of Memorial Day. We can easily find that at many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are being ignored and neglected in large numbers. The problem is that most US people (specially younger generation people) seems to be no longer remember the actual flag etiquette. But still there are many towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades.

Traditional observance

Many US citizen (most of them are senior and middle aged) observe this day by visiting their nearby memorials & cemeteries. Another important tradition is to fly the flag of the United States of America at Government offices and headquarters from dawn until noon local time. They also put the flag in the cemeteries. Some of the Americans also use Memorial Day to honor other own family members or their closed one who have died. Memorial Day is day of holiday in all parts of the country so it is also used as a time for picnics, family parties, family gatherings, and other sporting events.

Here is the list of public holidays for the employees of US people. When the holiday falls in weekend like on Saturday or Sunday then they celebrated it on Monday.

Thursday, January 1 ==> New Year’s Day
Monday, January 19 ==> Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 16* ==> Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 25 ==> Memorial Day
Friday, July 3** ==> Independence Day
Monday, September 7 ==> Labor Day
Monday, October 12 ==> Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11 ==> Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 ==> Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25 ==> Christmas Day



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