03 June, 2017

U.S. Memorial Day

This afternoon the Gabfest Club members (Window on America center in Dnipro, Ukraine) were familiarized with the federal US holiday – the Memorial Day.
Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War.  After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II.  From 1971 Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in June to create three-day weekends.
The topic was illustrated with YouTube videos. The group learned about Memorial Day fun facts, traditions and rituals.
The group was impressed with the videos of this year’s Rolling Thunder ride, the Capitol concert and other festive events in the USA.
Participants number – 30 persons.

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