Things You Might Not Know About Memorial Day

Its Memorial Day weekend! Here are a few things you might not know about this holiday . . .

* It’s always observed on the last Monday of May . . . which is May 30th this year.

* It was called Decoration Day from 1868 to 1970.  It didn’t become “Memorial Day” until 1971.  That’s also when we began observing it on the last Monday of May.

* The Things You Might Not Know About Memorial Day in Ironton, Ohio, is the oldest continuously-running Memorial Day parade in the nation, beginning back in 1868.  The parade WAS held in 2020 during the height of COVID, but it took place with no spectators and it lasted 17 minutes when it usually lasts a couple hours.