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The ____________ name of "Memorial Day" was first used in 1882, but did not ____________ more common until after ____________ War II, and was not declared the official ____________ by Federal law until 1967. On June 28, 1968, the United States Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, ____________ moved four holidays from ____________ traditional dates to a specified Monday ____________ order to create a convenient three-day weekend. The ____________ included Washington's Birthday (which evolved into Presidents' Day), Columbus Day, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day. The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30 date to the last Monday in May. The law took effect at the federal level in 1971. After some initial ____________ and unwillingness to comply at the state level, all fifty states adopted ____________ ____________ within a few years, although Veterans Day was eventually changed back to its traditional date. Ironically, most ____________ businesses no longer close on ____________ Day or Veterans Day, and ____________ increasing number ____________ staying open ____________ ____________ Day as well.
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