Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day is a day to remember those whoe died in our nation's service.


Officially proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 by General John Logan, Memorial Day was first observed on May 30th, 1868. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1873 New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday.

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