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Can’t Miss Memorial Day Events in Every State and D.C.

24/7 Tempo Logo By Elzy Kolb of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 1 of 52: Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. The upcoming three-day weekend holds the promise of beach days, music festivals, barbecues, and a vast variety of other seasonal events to enjoy in the months to come.
Of course, Memorial Day has a more solemn significance, honoring those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Days of observances began after the Civil War, when families would visit the graves of their fallen loved ones in the spring, adorning them with flags, flowers or wreaths, and reciting prayers. By 1890, every state recognized Decoration Day, as it was originally called, as a state holiday, but Memorial Day did not become an official federal holiday until 1971.
However you choose to spend this weekend, take some time to recall and appreciate the sacrifices so many have made in service to our country. They include veterans, some of whom are among America's most decorated war heroes. 

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. The upcoming three-day weekend holds the promise of beach days, music festivals, barbecues, and a vast variety of other seasonal events to enjoy in the months to come.

Of course, Memorial Day has a more solemn significance, honoring those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Days of observances began after the Civil War, when families would visit the graves of their fallen loved ones in the spring, adorning them with flags, flowers or wreaths, and reciting prayers. By 1890, every state recognized Decoration Day, as it was originally called, as a state holiday, but Memorial Day did not become an official federal holiday until 1971.

However you choose to spend this weekend, take some time to recall and appreciate the sacrifices so many have made in service to our country. They include veterans, some of whom are among America's most decorated war heroes

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