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Memorial Day

May 26, 2013
Times Leader

THE HOLIDAY we celebrate Monday began in the South after the Civil War when graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers were decorated. We can imagine widows, fatherless children, parents who lost sons and veterans taking part in what surely was a sacred ceremony. Decoration Day evolved into Memorial Day, an official U.S. holiday on the last Monday in May, honoring the dead of all wars.



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