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The alternative name of "Memorial Day" was first used in 1882, but did not become ____________ common until ____________ World War II, and was not declared the official name by Federal law until 1967. On June ____________ 1968, the United States Congress passed ____________ Uniform Holidays Bill, which moved four holidays from their traditional dates to a specified Monday in order to create a convenient three-day weekend. The holidays included Washington's Birthday (which evolved into ____________ Day), Columbus Day, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day. The change moved Memorial Day from ____________ traditional May 30 date to the last Monday in May. The law took effect at the federal ____________ in 1971. After some initial ____________ and unwillingness to comply at the state level, all fifty ____________ adopted the measure within a few years, although Veterans Day was eventually changed back to ____________ ____________ ____________ Ironically, most corporate businesses no longer close on ____________ ____________ or Veterans Day, and ____________ increasing number are ____________ open on President's ____________ as well.
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