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This Memorial Day coloring page shows Arlington National Cemetery where more than 300,000 American service personnel are buried. Veterans and military casualties from every one of the nation's wars are interred in the cemetery, from the American Civil War through the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. President Lyndon B. Johnson conducted the first national Memorial day ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, on May 30, 1968

Memorial Day Coloring page

In the United States, Memorial Day is a US federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.

Memorial Day endures as a holiday which most businesses observe because it marks the beginning of the "summer vacation season." This role is filled in neighboring Canada by Victoria Day, which occurs either on May 24 or the last Monday before that date, placing it exactly one week before the US Memorial Day.