Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day



Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

The link above leads to an excellent article on Memorial Day.

2 comments:

CocaCola4blood said...

Thank you for serving. I'm being treated for major depression and am thus disqualified from sharing the honor. All you do is appreciated.

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