Question: Memorial Day originally had a different name. What was it?
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“Something to do with cemeteries.”
“All Saints Day.”
And the correct answer is ... Decoration Day. It was first observed May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. It was named Decoration Day after the process of decorating the fallen soldiers' graves.
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