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Memorial Day was once called Decoration Day and is a day of remembrance for those who died in America's service. Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868 when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at the Arlington National Cemetery.
The United States Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act that was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on June 28, 1968. The law went into effect on January 1, 1971. The act moved Memorial Day from May 30th to the last Monday in May each year.
Many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial first day of summer and Labor Day to be the unofficial last day of summer.