May 24, 2013

Test Your Memorial Day IQ

Memorial Day is more than the realization that summer is around the corner, with graduations and backyard barbecues soon to start, Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died and continue to fight for our country and freedom. 
Here is a little quiz from the American Legion Women's Auxiliary Unit 544 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin.

1) Memorial Day was originally called 
  • A. Veterans' Day
  • B. Decoration Day
  • C. Poppy Day
2) Memorial Day is a day of
  • A. Remembrance of anyone who has died
  • B. Remembrance of Americans who have died in our nation's service
  • C. remembrance of Civil War soldiers only
3) Memorial Day was first observed on
  • A. May 30, 1868
  • B. Dec.25, 1868
  • C. July 4, 1776
4) Poppy flowers are associated with Memorial Day because
  • A. They are the official flower of graveyards
  • B. They were the favorite flower of President Lincoln
  • C. They were the inspiration from the poem about WWI, "In Flanders Fields"
5) Who makes the paper poppies that are sold on or before Memorial Day?
  • A. U.S. Veterans
  • B. "Made in China"
  • Women in the Armed Forces
6) Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday in May since
  • A. 1912
  • B. 1937
  • C. 1971
7) How is Memorial Day observed?
  • A. Visiting cemeteries and placing flowers on soldiers' graves
  • B. Flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff
  • C. Playing of Taps
  • D. All of the above
8) The American Legion is the nation's custodian of remembrance and collects donations for the paper poppies.
  • True or False
9) The money donated for the poppies is used to help
  • A. Veterans in need
  • B. Send cadets to West Point
  • C. Purchase fireworks for 4th of July celebrations
10) In 1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation to rename "Declaration Day" to "Memorial Day".
  • True or False

  1. B
  2. B
  3. A
  4. C
  5. A
  6. C
  7. D
  8. True
  9. A
  10. True


1 comment:

  1. I really appreciated the quiz, Paulette! Have a great Memorial Day weekend.