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Learning about Our Ancestor – Part 9 - 2 Events That Impacted Our Ancestors

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We’re referring to the celebration of Memorial Day and the visit of Queen Margrethe of Denmark, the first sitting Royal to visit the Virgin Islands 40 years ago on May 28, 1976.

 She is also the supreme authority of the Church of Denmark and Commander-in-Chief of the Danish Defense Forces. A constitutional monarch, Margrethe takes no part in political decisions aside from ceremonial state functions, such as appointing the Prime Minister, and does not express political opinions.


Not to be confused with Veterans Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all United States military veterans.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day