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Memorial Day Weekend 2011

Updated on May 26, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day falls on May 30th 2011 which is a Monday. The holiday falls on the last Monday of every May. It is a highly regarded holiday in the USA with many Americans getting the day off from work. However, what exactly is Memorial Day? Having been living in the US for about five years, I only had the day off but never actually learnt what the day was truly about. Memorial Day was in the past known as Decoration Day. It is a holiday that honors the American men and women that have given their lives to the United States through military service. The holiday was first celebrated after the American Civil War and was a day to honor those who died. On a lighter note, Memorial Day also symbolizes the start of summer and most summer vacations start for school children around this time.

Memorial Day 2011
Memorial Day 2011

Memorial Day Weekend 2011

To celebrate Memorial Day Weekend you can do the following activities:

Honor those that have died for the USA

  • You can attend memorial ceremonies in your city.
  • Fly a US flag at half staff until noon.
  • Participate in the National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00PM.
  • Donate to a veteran fund.

Watch the Indianapolis 500: You can attend the race or sit at home and watch it on television.

Have a barbeque: Invite your family and friends over and fire up the grill. It is the beginning of summer after all!

 

2011 Holidays

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