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    Welcome to our aged care website, dedicated to providing valuable resources and engaging content for aged care workers. As Memorial Day approaches, we invite you to test the knowledge of your seniors in care and pay tribute to the brave men and women who have made ultimate sacrifices in service to their country. Share our Memorial Day quiz and discover fascinating facts about this important holiday. From its origins as Decoration Day to the symbolic meaning behind the red poppy, our quiz will challenge your understanding of Memorial Day’s history, traditions, and customs. Sharpen your knowledge and share this quiz with your colleagues as we honor and remember those who have given their lives for our freedom.

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    What was Memorial Day originally known as?
    Decoration Day

    Why was it known as Decoration Day?
    Because friends and families would decorate the graves of their loved ones with flowers, wreaths, and flags who died in service to their country.

    Is it appropriate to say “Happy Memorial Day”?
    Yes, it is especially if you are grateful for the sacrifices others gave in the past, but be respectful if someone is mourning the loss of a loved one.

    Is Memorial Day on the same date every year?
    No, it’s not but always falls on the last Monday in May.

    Is Memorial Day held for current service people in active duty?
    No, it’s dedicated to those who died in battle or from injuries they received in conflicts.

    What is the popular motor race held on the Saturday before Memorial Day in America?
    Indianapolis (Indy) 500 motor race.

    On Memorial Day, the flag should be flown at what height between sunrise and noon?

    After noon, the flag should be at what height until sunset?
    The top of the flagpole.

    What is the official color ribbon to wear on Memorial Day?

    The poem “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” was about whom?
    Women who wore yellow ribbons while waiting for the man she loves to return.

    What is the most famous Memorial Day quote?
    “The brave die never, though they sleep in dust, their courage nerves a thousand living men.”

    What is done at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day?
    Laying of a wreath.

    What flower represents Memorial Day?
    Red Poppy.

    What does the red poppy symbolize?
    The blood shed.

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