American Memorial Day's Changing Image


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Memorial Day now honors all deceased American military men, not just Civil War troops.

Memorial Day honors World War I, II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and others.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, with barbecues, outdoor activities, and gatherings.

Memorial Day now promotes consumerism rather than sincere commemoration.

More people are celebrating Memorial Day, visiting memorials, and honoring the deceased.

On Memorial Day, people post stories, photos, and monuments to fallen soldiers on social media.

Memorial Day today recognizes the military service of ethnic and cultural minorities.


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