What was Memorial Day formerly named?
A Decoration Day
B Celebration Day
C Tribute Day
‘Decoration Day,’ as it was called, saw families and friends place flowers and wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers. After WWI, it became an occasion to honor those who died in all US wars and the name ‘Memorial Day’ was more commonly used. In 1968, Congress passed legislation that standardized the holiday as Memorial Day and changed its observance from May 30 to the last Monday in May.
The correct answer is Decoration Day.