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Who was the president of memorial day?

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September 02, 2016 6:12PM

Memorial Day became the official name of the holiday in May 1967, when Lyndon Baines Johnson was the US President.

Memorial Day had been celebrated under various names including "Decoration Day", since 1882 when Chester A. Arthur was the President.


Memorial Day was moved to the last Monday in May by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, passed on 1968 June 28 during Johnson's presidency. This act took effect on 1971 January 1, during Richard Milhous Nixon's presidency.