We all love the family picnics and local parades which come with Memorial Day. But in the hustle and bustle of the holiday and the excitement over the unofficial start of summer, it’s easy to forget about the history and meaning behind our celebrations.
Refresh your Memorial Day knowledge with the quiz below, keeping in mind that:
“Reverence for the dead should not be divorced from respect for the living. If we hold those who have gone before in high estimation, it will [be] reflected in our conduct toward those who are still with us. It would be idle to place a wreath on the grave of the dead and leave ungarlanded the brow of the living. Our devotion to the memory of those who have served their country in the past is but a symbol of our devotion to those who are serving their country at present.” – Calvin Coolidge, May 30, 1927
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