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The Last Monday of May

by Denny Banister

by Denny Banister

In 1971, a federal law established the last Monday of May instead of the traditional May 30th as the national Memorial Day holiday. Other national holidays were also changed to a Monday near the original date of the holiday – even birthdays declared national holidays like those of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington and Christopher Columbus are not celebrated on their birthdays.

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