When was the first memorial day
The first memorial day was on May 30, 1868. It was held to decorate the graves of fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.
What was memorial day originally called
Memorial day was originally called Decoration Day.
Where is the birthplace of memorial day
The birthplace of memorial day is Waterloo, New York.
When was memorial day first officially recognized as a federal holiday
Memorial day was first officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1971.
Are memorial day and veterans day the same
No, memorial day and veterans day are not the same. Memorial day is a day for remembering those who lost their lives in service while veterans day is a day to recognize all veterans, living and dead.