In honor of those who fought and served our country I will share a little about the history of Memorial Day. Do you know how Memorial Day began? How about what Memorial Day used to be called? Watch these 2 short videos from the History Channel to find out! Last night I learned some things I didn’t know before from research! Some people say African Americans were the first to celebrate Memorial Day. One key fact I have found is that Gen. John A. Logan had the idea to make Memorial Day a celebrated holiday.