How Familiar Are You With the Roots of Memorial Day?

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May 30, 2011 | By: Scott Holton

How much do you know about the history and purpose of Memorial Day? Most adults in this country admit they don’t know that Memorial Day was established to honor those who died fighting the nation’s wars.

In fact, a survey commissioned by The National WWII Museum in Washington, D.C., indicates that 46 percent of those quizzed said they “know something about the holiday,” with another 31 percent admitting they knew very little about it. And 3 percent said they didn’t have a clue. Only 20 percent of respondents said they’re very familiar with the day’s purpose.

While there will always be disagreement over the exact details, Memorial Day … Continue Reading

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