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Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day” as Americans remembered and honored those who have died while serving in the U.S. military.
Most people observe the federal holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials to pay their respects, placing flags on graves, attending parades and ceremonies, holding family gatherings, volunteering their time to help veterans, and donating to veteran organizations.
The holiday originated in the years following the Civil War when various towns and cities held ceremonies to honor those who had died in the war.
Today, Memorial Day is a day for Americans to come together and remember those who have died in service to their country. It is a time to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made and to renew our commitment to freedom.
We compiled 11 patriotic songs to listen to this Memorial Day: