Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is Celebrated on the last Monday in May. (Photo Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). (Photo Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)
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Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865). (Photo Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Today, Memorial Day honors those who died in any war while serving with the United States. (Photo Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Memorial Day is also called It is also called Decoration Day. (Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday to be celebrated the last Monday in May. (Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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In World War I, 116,516 Americans died, more than half from disease. (Photo Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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During World War II, 405,399 Americans died. (Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The Korean War had 36,574 American causalities. (Photo Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The Vietnam Conflict had 58,220 Americans die. More than 47,000 Americans were killed in action and nearly 11,000 died of other causes. (Photo Credit: Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
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During Operation Iraqi Freedom, 4,466 U.S. service members have died. (Photo Credit: Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
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In this picture, Prince Harry lays a wreath at JFK MEMORIAL at Arlington National Cemetery. More than 300,000 people are buried at Arlington Cemetery. (Photo Credit: Pool/Getty Images)
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Memorial Day is a day to remember those who fought for the freedoms we love and enjoy. (Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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