Memorial Day. It's a holiday that has been around for more than 150 years to honor and remember U.S. military personnel who have died in the line of duty.

The holiday wasn't officially formalized as Memorial Day until 1971 when Congress voted to standardize the name and the date of observance (the last Monday in May). As a federal holiday, it's observed across the country, but the holiday originated in small towns across the United States.

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