After Wold War I, Memorial Day expanded to honor those who have died in all American Wars. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday, and in 2000, Congress declared that there should be a National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. where we hold a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to our nation.
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