Celebrated on May 27th
IT WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED DECORATION DAY. The holiday was celebrated by “decorating” the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers, flags, and more, hence the name “Decoration Day.” Over time, it became known as Memorial Day.
More than 36 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home this Memorial Day At least, according to AAA estimates. That’s the highest total since the recession.
The official flower of Memorial Day are red poppies.