36 U.S.C. § 116 : US Code - Section 116: Memorial Day

Search 36 U.S.C. § 116 : US Code - Section 116: Memorial Day

      (a) Designation. - The last Monday in May is Memorial Day.
      (b) Proclamation. - The President is requested to issue each year
    a proclamation - 
        (1) calling on the people of the United States to observe
      Memorial Day by praying, according to their individual religious
      faith, for permanent peace;
        (2) designating a period of time on Memorial Day during which
      the people may unite in prayer for a permanent peace;
        (3) calling on the people of the United States to unite in
      prayer at that time; and
        (4) calling on the media to join in observing Memorial Day and
      the period of prayer.