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Published on May 4th, 2011 | by SteakBytes

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Wednesday Giveaway- May 4th

Rules: You must respond in the comment section below with your answer and a valid email address where we can contact you if you’re a winner. We will select a group of three random entries who have posted the correct answer to today’s question by 8:00pm CST – today’s winners will each receive a $20 Omaha Steaks E-Card! Ready, set, go!

Wednesday Giveaway Trivia Question:

When was Memorial Day first observed?

We’ll randomly select three winners who have posted the correct answer by 8:00pm CST today, May 4th.






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269 Responses to Wednesday Giveaway- May 4th

  1. lola malone says:

    5/30 1868

  2. soledad kocur says:

    May 30th 1868

  3. Tonya Payne says:

    May 30

  4. Robert Zakrzewski says:

    May 30, 1868.

  5. Linda Chancler says:

    May 30th 1868

  6. Michelle Coles says:

    Memorial Day was first observed on May 30th 1868

  7. tammy brasfield says:

    May 30, 1868 was the date it was first observed

  8. Richard S. says:

    May 30 1868

  9. Barbara Reynolds says:

    The first Memorial Day was May 30, 1868

  10. Ben Nichols says:

    May 30, 1868

  11. Lisa Evans says:

    MAY 30, 1868.

  12. Linda Fulop says:

    Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868

  13. Ann Lasher says:

    May 30th 1868

  14. Denise says:

    Memorial was first observed the 30th of May 1868

  15. Scott says:

    first observed on May 30, 1868

  16. Jana Hansen says:

    Memorial Day was first observed on May 30th 1868.

    It was proclaimed by General John Logan (nat’l commander of the Grand Army of the Republic) on May 5th 1868.

  17. paulette atkins hicks says:

    Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866,

  18. renee says:

    May 30, 1868

  19. Janelle Doyle says:

    Memorial day was first observed on 30 May 1868!

  20. Brad Bruce says:

    May 30, 1868

  21. Corinne Kurzmann says:

    The first known observance was in Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866…
    Corinne
    ckurzmann@yahoo.com

  22. Maureen says:

    Memorial Day was first observed May 30. 1968!

  23. Mary Cutter says:

    May 5, 1866

  24. Jon Smith says:

    May 30, 1868

  25. Kera Diaz says:

    May 30, 1868

  26. Stephanie Addink says:

    It was first celebrate by the people of Waterloo, NY on May 5, 1866.

  27. Jenn Anderson says:

    May 30th, 1868!

  28. Maureen says:

    oops – typo! Memorial Day was first observed May 30, 1868!

  29. Terry Schwartz says:

    Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868,

  30. Karen says:

    May 30, 1868

  31. Jesse Davis, Jr. says:

    Memorial Day first observed: May 5, 1866…

  32. diana fowler says:

    first known observance of Memorial Day was in Waterloo, NY on May 5, 1866.

  33. travis says:

    1865

  34. jeff armstrong says:

    May 30th 1868

  35. Sandra Pereda says:

    May 30, 1868

  36. Brenda Beard says:

    May 30 1868

  37. Linda says:

    May30,1868

  38. John Sroka says:

    5/30 1868

  39. Martina Ferguson says:

    Its first offical observance was on May 30, 1868 and was originally called Decoration Day. The name was changed to Memorial Day in 1882.

  40. M Day says:

    May 30, 1868

  41. Carrie Sitzmann says:

    May 30, 1868 is when Memorial Day was first observed. It is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

  42. Tommie Scott says:

    May 30,1868

  43. Stacy Spring says:

    May 30 1868

  44. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

  45. Shawna says:

    May 30, 1868

  46. Tommy Wands says:

    5/30/1868 at Arlington National Cemetery.

  47. travis says:

    1866

  48. Jann D. says:

    May 30, 1868!

  49. heidi says:

    30 May 1868

  50. Monica S says:

    May 30, 1868

  51. Linda says:

    May 30,1868

  52. STEVE ZIMMERLIE says:

    May 30th, 1868

    uucompound@yahoo.com

  53. Phyllis says:

    The first known observance was in Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866, and each year thereafter It was first known as Decoration Day.

  54. Karen C. says:

    May 30, 1868

  55. Cathy Borges says:

    May 30, 1868, God Bless our Veterans and Troops and the Fallen who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  56. Joshua A Tavolacci says:

    was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

  57. ReBecca says:

    May 30, 1868

  58. Julie says:

    May 30,1868

  59. Angela A says:

    May 30, 1868

  60. Mary G says:

    May 30, 1868

  61. Paul Adams says:

    May 30,1868

  62. Antane says:

    May 30th 1868

  63. Carol says:

    May 30 1868

  64. Kellie Kluger says:

    May 30, 1868

  65. Sarah says:

    The first known observance was in Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866, and each year thereafter.

  66. joni says:

    May 30, 1868

  67. Deana Harvey says:

    May 30, 1868

  68. Sean Ryan says:

    Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868

  69. Robin says:

    The 30th of May 1868

  70. Sarah B. says:

    May 30 1868

  71. EMILY says:

    May 30, 1868

  72. patty says:

    May 5 1868

  73. Name (required) says:

    5-30-1868

  74. PAT says:

    May 30, 1868 was the first memorial day celebrated. Thank You!

  75. Niya Washington says:

    It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former sailors and soldiers.

  76. Becky Ellafrits says:

    May 30, 1868

  77. Robert Reed says:

    May 30th, 1868

  78. elmer Walter says:

    The first known observance was in Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866

  79. Alam Schroeder says:

    30 May 1868,

  80. John Wayne says:

    May 30,1868

  81. Charles Smith says:

    May 30 1868

    God bless our troops

  82. Katie J. says:

    May 30, 1868

  83. Felicia E says:

    May 30, 1868

  84. Lori says:

    May 30 1868

  85. Robin says:

    May 30, 1868

  86. cheryl says:

    May 30, 1868

  87. Jamie Landry says:

    May 30, 1868

  88. Diane says:

    Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 and was first observed on May 30, 1868.

  89. Jill H says:

    May 30, 1868

  90. Carl Mizell says:

    May 30, 1868

  91. Toni Manning says:

    May 30, 1868

  92. Kate Holland says:

    The first known observance was actually in Waterloo, NY in May 1866 . . . the official declaration of the holiday was not made until May 5 1868, though, with the first ‘official holiday’ celebrated May 30, 1868.

  93. HENRY BURDEN SR says:

    MAY 30TH 1868 IN HONOR OF ALL CIVIL WAR DEAD

  94. LaFonda says:

    May 30, 1868

  95. Angela Quillen says:

    May 30, 1868

  96. APRIL says:

    May 30, 1868

  97. Ralph says:

    proclaimed on 5 May 1868, but observed on 30 May 1868

  98. Alex Wooten says:

    May 30, 1868

  99. ben reineke says:

    may 30th 1868

  100. Donna Drew says:

    May 30,1868

  101. Teri says:

    30 May 1868

    Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

  102. Paula says:

    May 30th 1868

  103. joni says:

    It was May 30th 1868.

  104. Julie Fraulinq says:

    It was first observed on the 30th of May 1868

  105. Ronnie hux says:

    May 30, 1868

  106. todd schrader says:

    May 30th 1868

  107. Jean Gailey says:

    May 30, l868

  108. Dave says:

    05/30/1868

  109. Deborah Tabor says:

    May 30th, 1868

  110. Diane says:

    May 30, 1868

  111. Vicki Cooley says:

    May 30th, 1868

  112. Martin says:

    May 30, 1868

  113. Randy Hamilton says:

    By 1865 the practice of decorating soldiers’ graves had become widespread in the North. The first known observance was in Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866, and each year thereafter. The friendship between General John Murray, a distinguished citizen of Waterloo, and General John A. Logan, who helped bring attention to the event nationwide, was likely a factor in the holiday’s growth. On May 5, 1868, in his capacity as commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic – the organization for Northern Civil War veterans – Logan issued a proclamation that “Decoration Day” should be observed nationwide.[4] It was observed for the first time on May 30 of the same year; the date was chosen because it was not the anniversary of a battle.

  114. Margaret Porter says:

    30 May 1868

  115. Jen Miller says:

    May 30, 1868

  116. Deb says:

    Its first offical observance was on May 30, 1868 and was originally called Decoration Day. The name was changed to Memorial Day in 1882.

  117. Janice says:

    May 30,1868

  118. Kurt Mathis says:

    May 30, 1868

  119. tracy p. says:

    May 30th 1868

    tracyparral at yahoo dot com

  120. rebecca says:

    May 30,1868

  121. Jennifer harrison says:

    May 30, 1868

  122. Martin says:

    5/30/1868

  123. Lindsay says:

    May 30, 1868

  124. Michelle says:

    May 30, 1868

  125. John Lawton says:

    May 30th 1868

  126. Camille says:

    MAY 30TH 1868 ,WHEN FLOWERS PLACED ON THE GRAVES OF UNION AND CONFERDERATE SOLDIERS!!

  127. Erin Grimm says:

    Memorial Day was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

  128. NANNYRUTH says:

    MAY 30 1865

  129. Erin R says:

    may 30th 1868

  130. Greta says:

    May 5, 1866

  131. donna says:

    donna lavacca

    may 30,1868

  132. Debra P says:

    May 30,1868

  133. Jan Westphal says:

    May 30, 1868

  134. Tonya Bleau says:

    may 30th 1868

  135. Wendi says:

    May 30th, 1868

  136. Dori says:

    Memorial Day was first “proclaimed” on May 5, 1868. It was first observed on May 30, 1868.

  137. Jacquelynn F says:

    30 May 1868
    Thank you, for holding such a wonderful giveaway, I truly appreciate it! I am a 3 time cancer survivor (age 10, brain tumor[Menegeoma], age 21 Uterine Cancer [discovered when I was 6 months pregnant], age 36 skin cancer), as well as a Service Connected Disabled Veteran (US Army 6 years).

  138. Julie says:

    May 30, 1868

  139. Brian Cheung says:

    May 30th, 1868

  140. Lisa Carr says:

    Memorial day was first celebrated on May 30, 1868. lisacarr7 ataol dot com

  141. Amy Price says:

    05/30/1868 I want to win…I used to get these delicious steaks but until I get a better job I CAN’T !

  142. Jenne Turner says:

    May 30th, 1868.

  143. john says:

    first observed on 30 May 1868

  144. Michelle Goodin says:

    The first known observance was in Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866, and each year thereafter. It was originally called Decoration Day in honor Union and Confederate Soldiers after the Civil War. It has changed dates several times since then.

  145. Rachael Martin says:

    May 30th, 1868

  146. Janine Mazur says:

    Although Memorial day was proclaimed on May 5, 1968 it was not until May 30,1968 that it was first observed. At which time flowers were placed on the graves of soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

  147. Caroline Darcy says:

    Memorial Day was first observed on 30 May 1868

  148. Chris says:

    5/30/1868

  149. Laura D says:

    May 30, 1868

  150. Faith Jones says:

    Memorial Day was first observed on May 31, 1971, the first “Memorial Day”, which is traditionally on the last Monday in May to commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, since May 30, 1868, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

  151. Nina says:

    May 30, 1868

  152. Alison Sizemore says:

    May 30,1868

  153. Tracey M says:

    May 30, 1868

  154. kenneth bartling says:

    i believe it is may 30 1868

  155. April Gibble says:

    30 May 1868

  156. Taylor Gomez says:

    May 30, 1868

  157. Twila Frisbee says:

    The first Memorial Day was observed in 1865 by liberated slaves at the historic race track in Charleston.

  158. Kirsten says:

    May 30, 1868

  159. donna says:

    may 30 1868

  160. Heather Leffel says:

    May 30, 1868

  161. Tony Laszlo says:

    May 30, 1868

  162. Sherilyn samson says:

    May 30, 1868

  163. Linda F says:

    May 30, 1868

  164. Buster Fitzpatrick says:

    first observed 30 may 1868

  165. Kelly Erickson says:

    May 30th, 1868

  166. Colleen Busch says:

    30 May 1868

  167. Kevin Nilson says:

    The first known observance was in Waterloo, New York on May 5, 1866

  168. Isra says:

    May 30, 1868

  169. Paul VanderValk says:

    May 30, 1868

  170. Laurette Tewksbury says:

    Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Thank you for the opportunity!

  171. Laura J says:

    1866, locally, first nation wide, 1868!

  172. Ronald Walker says:

    May 5, 1866

  173. Brian L says:

    May 30, 1868

  174. Sharon B says:

    Officially Memorial Day was declared in 1967. Unofficially it was 1882. The day has changed to reflect the governments decision to have a 3 day weekend.

  175. Shela Y. says:

    May 30, 1868

  176. mike says:

    May 30, 1868

  177. Kim C says:

    30 May, 1868

  178. Suzy says:

    First official: May 30, 1868

  179. Stephen D. says:

    May 5, 1866

  180. Cindy Schaufele says:

    May 30, 1868

  181. Tri says:

    May 30, 1868

  182. Megan Judah says:

    MAY 30,1868

  183. Ellen B says:

    May 30, 1868

  184. chris says:

    1868

  185. John says:

    Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery

  186. Heather O'Keefe says:

    Memorial Day (actually called Decoration Day) was locally observed on May 5, 1866 in Waterloo, NY. General John Logan issued a proclamation of it being nationally, and the first national observation of the holiday was May 30th of the same year.
    The date was choosen because it was a not the anniversary of a battle.

  187. D says:

    May 5 1866 was first observance

  188. Lisa Argoe says:

    30 may 1868

  189. Dean Heslip says:

    May 30, 1868

  190. michele combs says:

    May 30th 1868

  191. Tom May says:

    May 30, 1868

  192. Cathy Roberts says:

    May 30, 1868

  193. john luccia says:

    Started May 5 in1866then changed to May 30 1868.

  194. Elekonida Lestenkof says:

    May 30th,1868.

  195. peggy says:

    May 31, 1971

  196. Teresa Hammett says:

    May 30, 1868

  197. Elekonida Lestenkof says:

    May 30,1868.

  198. Robyn Harrington says:

    30 May 1868

  199. Kathleen Marler says:

    May 30 1868 when it was originally known as Decoration Day

  200. breathingguy@bellsouth.net says:

    Waterloo, New York may 5, 1866

  201. Linda Johnson says:

    May 30,1868. First Memorial day. Thanks Ya’ll

  202. kevin kapel says:

    May 30 1868

  203. Carolyn bellor says:

    May 30, 1968

  204. Sandra Griffin says:

    May 30, 1868

  205. Romy Differ says:

    May 30, 1868

  206. susan cramer says:

    it was first known to be observed on 5/5/1866 in Waterloo

    but, widely observed on 5/30/1868

  207. Dawn says:

    30 May 1868

  208. Elizabeth Whitesell says:

    May 30, 1868 and was originally known as Decoration Day

  209. Elizabeth Whitesell says:

    May 30, 1868

  210. Freda Dabbs says:

    It was originally called Decoration day May 30 1868 to honor fallen soldiers, That is what has happened in my part of the state of Alabama we have had everything a falling on us 213 tornados in 2 days uncommon for Alabama lots of people lost their all <3 Have a great day and continue the Weds. Giveaway <3 Totally Love it <3

  211. Eric says:

    30 May 1868

  212. Keith Kozura says:

    30 May 1868

  213. Ms. Lee Turner says:

    1866 was the first time.

  214. Ms. Lee Turner says:

    May 5th in Waterloo

  215. Name (required) says:

    May 8, 1868 submitted by Johnny Cash

  216. Michael Gordon says:

    May 30, 1968

  217. Lorynn R. says:

    May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic :)

  218. mara richardson says:

    May 30, 1868

  219. Kathy Cox says:

    May 30th 1868

  220. danielle murgia says:

    may 30,1868

  221. Ginny Bognar says:

    May 30, 1868

  222. SANDY says:

    May 30,1868.

  223. thomas um says:

    May 30,1868

  224. Jack Slagle says:

    30 May 1868

  225. Letisha says:

    30 May 1868

  226. Regina Culhane says:

    May 30, 1868

  227. clarice miller says:

    may 3oth, 1868

  228. Lucy Williams says:

    May 30th, 1868

  229. angela evans says:

    may 30, 1868

  230. angela evans says:

    may 30,1868

  231. Susan says:

    May 1882 first time Decoration Day was called Memorial Day

  232. clarice miller says:

    can,t wait to eat my steak,———————the answer may 3oth,,,,,1868

  233. Sarah Papeika says:

    May 30, 1868 as Decoration Day. Memorial Day was first used in 1882. Became official in 1967.

  234. Sarah Papeika says:

    Waterloo, New York. 1966

  235. Sarah Papeika says:

    oops, book says Waterloo, New York, 1866

  236. Sharon Ashmore says:

    May 30, 1868 – Memorial day, perfect time to share steaks with family and friends.

  237. Jay b says:

    May 30, 1868. Were Omaha steaks grilled?

  238. Trish Halekakis says:

    May 30, 1868

  239. Michael Higgins says:

    May 30 , 1868

  240. Karen says:

    May 30th, 1868

  241. michelle rosborough says:

    May 30, 1868

  242. Rick McClenthen says:

    May 5, 1866

  243. Jen D says:

    May 30, 1868 – then known as Decoration Day

  244. Mary Samz says:

    May 30, 1868

  245. Candace Cain says:

    May 30, 1868

  246. Janice Ramer says:

    May 30, 1868

  247. Angel says:

    May 30,1868

  248. David says:

    May 30th, 1868

  249. It was 1st observed on May 30, 1868

  250. Jonathan Sorrentino says:

    May 30, 1868

  251. Tina says:

    5-30-1868

  252. Eugenie says:

    May 30, 1868

  253. Howell says:

    May 30, 1868

  254. Michelle says:

    May 30th, 1868

  255. pam t says:

    May 30th, 1868

  256. Anita Henley says:

    May 30 1868

  257. David Perham says:

    The first known observance of “Decoration Day” was actually held on May fifth, 1866 in Waterloo New York. It became officially recognized (nationally) on May 30 th, 1868

  258. dianna mcwilliams says:

    May 30th,1868

  259. Wendy Swantek says:

    May 30th, 1868

  260. Patsy Lang says:

    The first known observance of “Decoration Day” was actually held on May fifth, 1866 in Waterloo New York. It became officially recognized (nationally) on May 30 th, 1868

  261. Michelle Lerario says:

    The first known observance of “Decoration Day” was actually held on May fifth, 1866 in Waterloo New York. It became officially recognized (nationally) on May 30 th, 1868

  262. Lindsay Grow says:

    May 30, 1868

  263. Jon Grow says:

    May 30, 1868

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