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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men
and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became
an official federal holiday in 1971. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

American Students Studying In Florence, Italy.

Harding University

Memorial Day- May 25, 2015 (3:15)

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars and is commemorated each year on November 11th.


Its origins began in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice,
or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany
in World War I, then known as the Great War.


November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath
of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day.

American Students Studying In Rome, Italy.

Duquesne University

Sicily- Rome American Cemetery (12:30)

American Students Studying In Florence, Italy.

Harding University

Veterans Day-November 11, 2015 (10:02)

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