Then..."Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that it should be observed on May 30, possibly about the right time so that flowers would be blooming all over the country." A pretty nice gesture if Tootsie Roll does say so herself!
Memorial Day was made an official holiday in 1971 and an act passed in 2000 suggests that people stop wherever they are at 3:00 pm on May 30 to remember those who have died in service.
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More on Memorial Day tomorrow.....