Members of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as The Old Guard, place flags in front of each headstone for "Flags-In" at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 23, 2019, to honor the Nation's fallen military heroes. Credit: Susan Walsh | AP

You probably know that Memorial Day is observed the final Monday of the month of May. You likely even know that it’s a holiday that honors and remembers those who have lost their lives serving our country.

But do you know which city is considered the birthplace of Memorial Day? Or how about what year it was declared a national holiday?

Take this quick 5 question quiz to test your knowledge about Memorial Day, and learn more about the history behind the day and why we honor it.


Lindsay Putnam

Lindsay Putnam

Lindsay Putnam is a news editor at the Bangor Daily News who oversees the newspaper's website and social media. Lindsay previously worked as an editor and reporter at the New York Post. She's a York Beach...