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It’s more than a day off work, sales and barbeques. A new poll by The National WWII Museum reveals the nation is in danger of forgetting. Eighty percent of all Americans confess to having “little” or “some” knowledge of the holiday. Just 20% claim to be “very familiar” with the day’s purpose, which is to honor those who have died while fighting the nation’s wars.

In response, The National WWII Museum has unveiled a new website, www.mymemorialday.org, featuring 10 ways to honor those who have fallen while in service to the country. “The site offers ideas for all,” said National WWII Museum President and CEO Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller. “A family can visit a military site, or an individual can read a book about WWII history. It’s a way to honor, remind and remember why this day is important.”

 On May 30th, The National WWII Museum will commemorate Memorial Day with a series of events featuring veterans from World War II to Afghanistan who will talk about the importance of honoring those who died. Others will speak about family members they have lost in battle. At 3:00 pm, the Museum will participate in the National Moment of Remembrance.

Via: The National WWII Museum

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