Memorial Day 2020

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JAMESTOWN – What is the true meaning of Memorial Day? WNYNewsNow spoke with local the Local Blue Star Mothers group who explained.

While it’s considered the unofficial start of summer, the last Monday in May is first and foremost a day to honor those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

It started as “Decoration Day” after the Civil War, but eventually became ‘Memorial Day.’

It became a federal holiday by an act of Congress in 1968.

Traditional ceremonies and events on the National Mall are not taking place this year, to protect against Coronavirus.

Although, the National Park Service and its partners at the veterans and service memorials will host virtual and online events.

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