Memorial Day Trivia

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Correct answers:

  1. Decoration Day, the commemorative holiday that eventually was renamed Memorial Day, was officially established in what year?
  2. When was Memorial Day moved from May 30 to the last Monday in May?
  3. Which of these Memorials to the fallen was the first to be established on Washington’s National Mall?
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  4. Which of these major sporting events traditionally takes place every Memorial Day weekend?
    Indianapolis 500
  5. Every year since the early 1920s, paper versions of this flower are widely distributed by veterans groups in the U.S. shortly before Memorial Day.
  6. This military memorial just outside of Washington, often referred to as the “Iwo Jima memorial” because it features a sculpture of a scene from the famous World War II battle, salutes this branch of the military services.
  7. This woman served as a battlefield nurse during the Civil War, earning the nickname “Angel of the Battlefield,” and founded the American Red Cross in 1881.
    Clara Barton
  8. On Memorial Day, U.S. flags are to be flown at half-staff until:
  9. “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity,” said this former soldier who became a U.S. president.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
  10. Who has been credited as the first to declare that shops are closed for one day to honor the soldiers coming back from the Civil War?
    Henry Welles