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Memorial Day (Grade 6)

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Memorial Day

What was the original name for Memorial Day?
  1. Tribute Day
  2. Remembrance Day
  3. Decoration Day
  4. Veterans Day
Memorial Day in the North was founded in 1868 by which organization?
  1. Amvets
  2. American Legion
  3. Veterans of Foreign Wars
  4. Grand Army of the Republic
Memorial Day in the South was first celebrated in what year?
  1. 1866
  2. 1872
  3. 1880
  4. 1893
How was Decoration Day observed?

May 30th was chosen to be the date of Memorial Day in 1869 for what reason?
  1. It was William Tecumseh Sherman's birthday.
  2. to commemorate the surrender at Yorktown
  3. It was the anniversary of the Battle of Antietam.
  4. because flowers are at peak bloom
Memorial Day became the official name of the holiday in what year?
  1. 1866
  2. 1918
  3. 1967
  4. 2001
Congress, through the                                                     Act moved Memorial Day observances from May 30th to the last Monday in May.
What is the purpose of Memorial Day?

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