Memorial Day Trivia
What do you know about Memorial Day?
Discover this Alan's FUN Holiday Trivia Quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.
What day in May is Memorial Day Celebrated?
- First Tuesday in May
- Last Monday in May
- Last Thursday in May
2. What was formerly Memorial called?
- Veterans Day
- Decoration Day
- Confederate Memorial Day
3. What year (many experts believe) was the
first memorial day observed ?
4. Where was the first "official" Memorial Day
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Washington, DC
- Waterloo, New York
On May 5, 1868, in his capacity as commander-in-chief of the Grand Army
of the Republic, a veterans' organization, he issued a proclamation that
"Decoration Day" be observed nationwide.
Who was the former general?
- Ulysses S. Grant
- William T. Sherman
- John A. Logan
May 30 was selected as Decoration Day first observed because it was
NOT an anniversary of a battle.
What were decorated in remembrance
of this day?
- Tombs of fallen Union soldiers
- Cemeteries of family
- State Capitals
Memorial Day was first used in 1882.
However, the name was not used until
after what war?
- World War 1
- World War II
- Korean War
On June 28, 1968, the United States Congress passed the Uniform Holidays
Bill, which moved three holidays from their traditional dates to a
specified Monday in order to create a convenient three-day weekend.
However, it is considered the start of
What is one of the longest standing
traditions which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since
- Indianapolis 500
- Arizona Rodeo Days
- Washington DC Apple Blossom Festival