Monday is Memorial Day, and a time in general for Americans to remember their dead. The first Memorial Day was observed May 1, 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina. The first official Memorial Day was observed May 5, 1866 in Waterloo, New York. As a nation it was enacted in 1868 to remember those slain in the Civil War. At that time it was known as Decoration Day. It was not until 1882. For years it was simply to remember deceased veterans, but today all dead are remembered. On Memorial Day flowers are placed on the graves of the dead, and there are many ceremonies to respect dead veterans. It has become in essence, a way Americans worship the dead, or at least respect them. Therefore, Memorial Day should be an important Day for Heathens. As a religion that practices ancestor worship, what a better day for Heathens to respect their ancestors. On this day, Heathens should place flowers on the graves of their ancestors, perhaps even perform remembrance symbels. It is a time when grain could be burned on the graves of the dead (according to Theodore, archbishop of Canterbury in the 7th century grain was burned on the graves of the dead). Memorial Day is a day when Heathens can and should recognize their ancestors.