Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of our nation.
Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, but it's difficult to prove the origins of the day. There is also evidence that a women's group in the South decorated graves before the end of the Civil War. In either case, Memorial Day has had numerous starts due to the human need to honor the dead. Though some people think it's a day to honor any and all dead, Memorial Day is intended to honor those who have given their all in service to our country.
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Need to know the exact date of Fathers Day this year? Here's a chart that shows what day Father's Day is celebrated from 2010 - 2016.
In the USA, UK and Canada - Fathers' Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June since being made a national holiday in 1966. In Australia and New Zealand, fathers are honored the first Sunday in September. Other countries celebrate fathers throughout the year.
|Year||Fathers' Day in U.S.A., Canada and U.K.||Fathers' Day in Australia |
& New Zealand
|2010||June 20||September 5|
|2011||June 19||September 4|
|2012||June 17||September 2|
|2013||June 16||September 1|
|2014||June 15||September 7|
|2015||June 21||September 6|
|2016||June 19||September 4|