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Happy Holiday! No Line Dance Class today!

May 28, 2016

Free

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was initiated to honor the soldiers for the Union and Confederate armies who died during the American Civil War.

 
Celebrations honoring Civil War heroes started the year after the war ended. The establishment of a public holiday was meant to unify the celebration as a national day of remembrance instead of a holiday celebrated separately by the Union and Confederate states. By the late 19th century, the holiday became known as Memorial Day and was expanded to include the deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces. In 1971, Memorial Day became a federal holiday.

The original national celebration of Decoration Day took place on 30 May 1868. When Memorial Day became a federal holiday, it was given the floating date of the last Monday in May. Since many companies close for the holiday, Memorial Day weekend is three days long for most people. It is the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season that lasts until the first Monday in September, which is Labor Day.
More at Public Holidays dot US

 

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Details

Date:
May 28, 2016
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Jeannie Compter
Phone:
413-281-4893
Email:
Jeannie@ArtSmart-Creations.com
Website:
http://www.2flightsup.com

Venue

2 Flights Up!
399 Main Street
Dalton, MA 01226 United States
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Phone:
413-553-3533
Website:
http://www.2flightsup.com