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In United States of America ,Memorial Day is celebrated to pay homage to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the civil war , after world war l it was extended to include every soul who died in any war or military action. The idea of a Peace Officers Memorial Day came into effect on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor law enforcement officers. President John F Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962. Each year, the president of the United States proclaims May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week of each year during which such May 15 occurs as Police Week. Each year in the United States, Americans observe the Federal holiday, Memorial Day, the last Monday in May. It honors and remembers all men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day is also a day to remember all loved ones who have passed away. Traditionally on Memorial Day, the flag of the United States of America is raised briskly to the top of the staff then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position where it remains until noon. At noon, it is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. When the flag is at half-staff, the position is in remembrance of the more than one million men and women who gave their lives for their country. Raising the flag at noon signifies the nation lives, that the country is resolved not to let their sacrifice be in vain but to rise up in their honor and continue to fight for liberty and justice for all. On this day, people are also reminded of the need to be vigilant against all forms of crime. In the United States, Memorial Day also traditionally marks the beginning of summer. Our responsibility as citizens is to address the inequalities and injustices that linger, and we must secure our birthright freedoms for all people. The legacy of heroes the memory of a great name, and the inheritance of a great example . "Where liberty dwells, there is my country." Benjamin Franklin Happy Memorial Day

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