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A Time to Remember & Reflect
The American tradition of Memorial Day began more than 100 years ago. It was at the end of a brutal war, a war in which brother fought brother and the best of friends became the worst of enemies. It wasthe Civil War, one of the worst wars ever fought by the people of this nation, and it was fought on our ownsoil. At the end of this war, family members of the many soldiers slain in battle would visit the grave sitesof their fallen relatives or friends and decorate their graves with flowers.On May 5, 1868, General John Logan proclaimed thisday a holiday through his General Order no. 11. Theday was entitled Decoration Day. Decoration Day wasfirst observed on May 30, 1868. During the firstcelebration of Decoration Day, General JamesGarfield made a speech at Arlington NationalCemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped todecorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Unionand Confederate soldiers buried in the cemetery.In 1882, the name Decoration day was changed toMemorial Day, and in 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday to be held on the lastMonday of May every year.Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering andhonoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle,or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on VeteransDay, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime, or peacetime.The modern celebration of MemorialDay is similar to the originalcelebration, but today we haveexpanded upon the original idea.Today, Memorial Day is a time of the year when people come together tohonor their close friends or relatives who have died. It is still very muchabout honoring America's fallensoldiers, such as in gatherings atplaces like the Arlington NationalCemetery in Arlington, Virginia to visitsuch moving memorial tributes suchas the tomb of the unknown soldier, which represents "everyman" who withbold patriotism laid down their life forthis country.
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