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Memorial Day Quiz
Memorial Day is a prominent date on the US calendar, a time when we all remember our heroes. Take this quiz and see how much you know about this important commemoration.
Which city/village is the official birthplace of Memorial Day?
Waterloo, New York
Charleston, South Carolina
The Uniform Holidays Bill according to which Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May, was passed in what year?
Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually over Memorial Day weekend. What driver won the first edition of the race in 1911?
Which was the first US state to recognize Memorial Day as an official holiday?
Which flower was adopted in 1922 as an official Memorial Day symbol?
Which Congressman and later, US President, was the speaker at the first formal observance of Memorial Day?
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chestur A. Arthur
James G. Blaine
Who composed "Taps", a famous musical piece played in the US military on Memorial Day?
Army Col. James Moss
General Daniel Butterfield
General Robert Ellicombe
John C. Tidball
In what year was Decoration Day renamed to Memorial Day?
The Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, United States, is guarded by members of which military unit?
11th US Infantry
101st Airborne Division
1st Regiment of Artillery
3rd US Infantry
What bugler first sounded the musical piece "Taps"on Memorial Day?
Oliver W. Norton
Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia is a military cemetery established during which war?
American Civil War
Which statement about Memorial Day is true?
It commemorates the contributions of those who served in the US military
It commemorates US men and women who died in military service to their country
Memorial Day and Veterans Day coincide
Memorial Day is more recently established than Veterans Day
Which US President presided over the funeral of the Vietnam Unknown, held at Arlington National Cemetery?
John F. Kennedy
The National Moment of Remembrance, a moment of silence at 3pm on every Memorial Day, was initiated by which US President?
John F. Kennedy
What is the duration of the National Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day?
Name the sculptor who created the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Thomas Hudson Jones
Which of these statements best describes the United States Navy Memorial?
a 100-foot diameter granite map of the world
a 100-foot diameter marble globe
a 100-foot diameter pentagon
a 100-foot long steel ship
Women's Memorial is a site honoring all military women - past, present and future. Which cemetery is it located in?
Barrancas National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Marietta National Cemetery
National Cemetery Webling
Which was the first organization of veterans to distribute the official Memorial Day flower?
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans of America
Veterans of Common Sense
Which of the following rituals is not part of Memorial Day observance?
changing guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
flying the US flag at half-staff until noon
National Moment of Remembrance
the President's speech at Arlington National Cemetery
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