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Why do Americans Observe Memorial Day?


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A Salute to Memorial Day

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Memorial Day

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Memorial Day Reading 3


The Origins of Memorial Day

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How has Memorial Day changed over time?

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What are some key differences between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

Why is it important to observe Memorial Day?

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Why might it be best to avoid saying "Happy Memorial Day?"

What are some ways that people can reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day?

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