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Memorial Day Lesson - Page 2


Is Memorial Day a federal holiday?

Yes, it is.

Congress declared it a federal holiday in 1971.

Schools, banks, and government offices are closed on Memorial Day.

Civil War Cannon
Civil War Cannon

When did people in the United States first start celebrating Memorial Day?

They first started celebrating it after the American Civil War, which was from 1861-1865.

Grave of World War II Soldier
Grave of World War II Soldier

Does Memorial Day honor soldiers from all of America's wars?

Yes, it does. It is a way for Americans to remember the sacrafice that solders make.

Memorial Day Worksheets and Activities

Memorial Day Worksheet

Memorial Day Vocabulary  Answer Key

Read Aloud Worksheet

Memorial Day Read Aloud

Memorial Day Hidden Picture Puzzle

Handwriting Worksheet

Memorial Day Crossword  Answer Key

Interactive Crossword Puzzle - Memorial Day

National Cemeteries PowerPoint

Arlington National Cemetery Video (music)