Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May to honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the United States military. It’s a day of remembrance and gratitude, but did you know that there are some fascinating facts about this holiday that you may not have heard before? For instance, did you know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day? Or that it was first observed in 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War? 

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