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When Is Memorial Day?

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Memorial Day 2014 falls on Monday, May 26. The holiday falls on the last Monday in May every year, but this wasn’t always the case.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Memorial Day wasn’t declared a national holiday until 1971, when it was decided Memorial Day would fall on the last Monday in May.

Watch the video below for a brief history of America’s most solemn holiday:

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