Memorial Day QuizMemorial day is a time to remember the sacrifices made by every service member who is no longer with us. Although we celebrate it every year, there are plenty of details about the holiday that you might not know. Test your knowledge with this quiz.
What was Memorial Day's original name?
Day of Honor
Where was Memorial Day first observed?
Waterloo, New York
Charleston, South Carolina
Appomattox County, Virginia
What was traditionally used to decorate graves on Memorial Day?
Small American flags
Letters of thanks
After which war was Decoration Day officially changed to Memorial Day?
Spanish American War
World War II
World War I
Memorial Day is traditionally viewed as the start of which season?
There's a notable increase of accidents for which of the following on Memorial Day?
Which Southern state was the first to observe Memorial Day?
Who officially established Memorial Day?
Ulysses S. Grant
William T. Sherman
Which act requires everyone in the U.S. to observe one minute of silence at 3 p.m. every Memorial Day?
The National Moment of Rememberance Act
The Memorial Day Act
The Soldier's Commemoration Act
The Salute to the Fallen Act
In which cemetery do service members plant small American flags on the graves of over 260,000 veterans?
Golden Gate National Cemetery
Jacksonville National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetary
Fort Logan National Cemetery