Memorial Day

Welcome to our Memorial Day Quiz.

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States. The quiz below will test your knowledge of this Federal holiday, its origins and its impact on national life.

If you get stuck on any questions, reading our article on Memorial Day, watching the video or reading the facts at the bottom of the page, should be helpful.

What was Memorial Day initially called?
Memorial Day initially only honored the fallen from which war?
In 1868, which former Union general issued an order that called for a national day of remembrance for those who died in the Civil War?
Arlington National Cemetery used to be a plantation belonging to whom?
The poem "In Flanders Fields" inspired the tradition of wearing and planting poppy blossoms for Memorial Day. Who wrote it?
Which president signed the National Moment of Remembrance Act in 2000?
Which historical monument was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1922?
Which war claimed the most American lives?
The National Moment of Remembrance takes place at what time each Memorial Day?
Which of the following Memorial Day activities have been codified into law?

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