This is the day Americans remember those who sacrificed their lives in military service. How much do you know about this day of remembrance?
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What was the original name of Memorial Day?
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Who founded Memorial Day?
President Abraham Lincoln
General George McClellan
President Benjamin Harrison
General John Logan
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True or false: It is believed that Logan chose the end of May for Memorial Day because flowers would have bloomed by then.
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On Memorial Day, American flags are to be flown at half-staff _________
for 24 hours.
from sunrise to sunset.
from noon to sunset.
from sunrise to noon.
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Every year on Memorial Day there is a national moment of remembrance that takes place at what local time?
This woman served on the battlefield of the Civil War and earned the nickname "Angel of the Battlefield." Who is she?
Harriet Beecher Stowe
None of the above
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Which of these events traditionally takes place Memorial Day weekend?
Cherry Blossom Festival
None of the above
True or False? The longest war ever fought by the United States was the war in Afghanistan.
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What is the largest national cemetery called?
Washington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Calverton National Cemetery
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
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When did Memorial Day officially become a federal holiday?
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Which Southern state below does NOT observe an official Confederate Memorial Day to recognize those who fought for the South during the Civil War?