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Memorial day is around the corner and a lot of grills are getting ready to be fired up in celebration. With numerous family cookouts being held and celebrations happening all over the country we wanted to bring you a few fun facts about the heavily acknowledge day.

1. It started with the Civil War

2. General Logan made it official

3. It was first known as Decoration Day

4. The holiday is a franchise

5. It is celebrated on the last Monday in May

6. The American flag is raised on porches and and attached to flagpoles to identify the day

7. Memorial Day has its customs

8. Has been claimed as the most dangerous weekend with numerous car accidents

9.Small American flags are placed on top of solider gravestones

10. birthplace was in Waterloo, New York

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