Memorial Day (U.S.) 4th Monday in May
also known as Decoration Day to honor those who died in U.S. Wars.
Veteran's Day (U.S.) November 11th.
Veterans Day is a U.S. Federal holiday.
Day of the Dead (Mexico) November 1, & November 2nd.
|a. Memorial Day Parade 2015 Cheviot, Ohio
b. Memorial Day 2015 Mt. Healthy, Ohio
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This main topic focuses on all subjects,
but not limited to, topics dealing with
holidays that commemorate the dead in
the U.S., and around the world. Many
cultures have celebrations to remember
those that have passed on. Parades are
common form of recognition, from the
town Memorial Day parade to the
caravan of the mummified ancestors of
these celebrations are meant to pay
homage and respect to the deceased. It
includes sections about the Day of the
Dead, and other cultural and global
National Peace Officers Memorial Day (Week)
This holiday and week has been observed each May since a joint resolution of
Congress was signed into law by Pres. Kennedy in 1962 to recognize the service
and sacrifice of those in law enforcement. During Police Memorial Week events
and ceremonies across the nation honor officers killed in the line of duty.
The Memorial Service in D.C., began
in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of
approximately 120 survivors and
supporters of law enforcement. Decades
later, the event, more commonly known
as National Police Week, has grown to
a series of events which attracts
thousands of survivors and law
enforcement officers to our Nation's
Capital each year. Many other events and
ceremonies take place all over the country.
Examples of these include; parades, wreath ceremonies at police memorials, open
houses which gives police officers a chance to meet the public, demonstrations and
displays from various law enforcement operations, and award ceremonies for
officers and citizens alike.
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Confederate Memorial Day (US) 4th Mon in April
Georgia, Mississippi, & Alabama
Remembrance of the Dead (Netherlands) May 4th
commemorates all civilians and members of the armed forces of the Kingdom of
the Netherlands who have died in wars or peacekeeping missions since the
beginning of World War II.
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All Saints Day/All Souls Day (Philippines)
Christian Filipinos customarily remember, honor, and pay respect to the dead on
All Saints Day (November 1) and All Souls Day (November 2). The grave sites
are cleaned, visited, and adorned by family members, relatives and friends on the
eve of November 1, to stay at the cemetery, to light candles, to pray, to lay
flowers, and bring food for the consumption of the attendees. Others, like the
Ilocano’s, offer food for the dead. Some children habitually gather candle wax
during this time for the purpose of play or reselling to candle makers.
POW/MIA Recognition Day (US) 3rd Fri. in September
A day to remember those who are "Prisoners or War" or "Missing in Action" and
most likely presumed dead.
Patriots Day (US) September 11
A day to remember those who lost their lives on
September 11, 2001, in the terror attacks in New York,
the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania
King Tut Day (US) November 4
Commemorates the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter.
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