What was the original name of Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is a day to honor the men and women who died while serving the U.S. military. The day was originally known as Decoration Day for the early tradition of decorating the graves of the war dead with flowers, wreaths, and flags. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still often called Decoration Day. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
Answer: The correct answer is Decoration Day.