Today marks the 17th day of the partial government shutdown that started on December 22nd, 2018, which is now the third longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Many, but not all, government agencies have been affected, causing federal employees to either be furloughed or to work without pay, national parks to close and affordable housing funding to come to a halt, among other effects.
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Memorial Day is a holiday occurring on the last Monday of May that honors the women and men who have died serving in the U.S. military. Originally called Decoration Day in the years following the American Civil War, Memorial Day was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1971. Americans commemorate today by attending memorials and cemeteries, holding parades and hosting family barbecues.