This is Memorial Day weekend in the Unites States. Let us remember the men and women who gave their lives in military service to this country.
In this contest you are asked to photoshop anything related to Memorial Day in the USA. Examples can be creating patriotic images and honoring vetarans, and people who served in the military and gave their lives.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: This Memorial Day, on Monday May 28 there will be a traditional
ceremony at Arlington Cemetery in Washington where President George W.
Bush will lay wreaths on the tomb of the unknown soldiers. Others
expected to take part in this Memorial Day ceremony are
the minister of Defence and several military generals and high
officials. Memorial Day is traditionally celebrated on the last Monday
of May, and honors all American soldiers killed at battlefields. This
is the day when people lay wreaths on the tombs of soldiers and on the
military memorials, as well as honoring the veterans of the past wars.
Across all country flags will be lowered to half mast till afternoon
on the Memorial Day. At 3 pm there will be a minute of silence in the
United States. The first celebration of Memorial Day was observed on
May 30 1868 in honor of the fallen soldiers of Civil War between the
North and the South. That day the tombs of about twenty thousand
soldiers were graced at Arlington Cemetery. By the end of the 19th
century Memorial Day was celebrated all across the country. After the
World War II, the last Monday of May became the day to honor all
fallen soldiers in any military conflicts where the USA participated.
In 1971 the Memorial Day was announced a national day off.