Memorial Day 2012 and why it is so important

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Every year, on the last Monday of the month of May, many Americans ask themselves what is Memorial Day, and what does this national holiday mean to them. In essence, it is a day in which we remember those Americans who have died in wars. The original name for the holiday was Decoration Day. It was first recognized following the American Civil War in order to give remembrance to the Union soldiers who fell during that conflict. By the 20th century, the official name had been designated, and its meaning…

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