10 Surprising Things You Should Know About Memorial Day

10 Surprising Things You Should Know About Memorial Day

1. It began with the Civil War. Memorial Day originally honored around 620,000 soldiers who died in the civil war (1861-1865) 2. It was first known as Decoration Day. The holiday was known as Decoration Day for the practice of decorating graves with flowers and flags. The name Memorial Day goes back to 1882, but the…

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