Memorial Day Traditions and Customs


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Memorial Day grave decorations include flowers, flags, and other mementos. 

Memorial Day's National Moment of Remembrance Act calls for a minute of silence at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Etiquette: Many individuals fly the American flag at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day. 

Veterans' ceremonies: Veterans, military families, and the community assemble for solemn Memorial Day services.

Memorial Day volunteers give back. Visit veterans' homes, maintain monuments, or volunteer for veterans' causes.

Memorial Day weekend is a time for family picnics, barbecues, and outdoor activities.

Memorial Day bike rides support veterans. These rides can visit memorials and involve thousands.


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