Today is the last Monday of May and that means it is Memorial Day in America!
On this solemn day, Americans honor the men and women who died in active military service.
Below is a PowerPoint presentation called National Cemeteries from El Civics.
Did you know...
Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971.
It was first called Decoration Day in the years following the Civil War.
On Memorial Day many Americans visit cemeteries, attend patriotic parades, and have family gatherings.
It is customary to fly the flag at half staff until noon and then raise it to the top of the staff until sunset.