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Some Gave All

28/05/2012

“For love of country they accepted death…”  ~James A. Garfield

Gravesites located in a very new section of Fo...

Gravesites located in a very new section of Fort Logan National Cemetery. Photo taken by me (Anthony (Tony) H. Massey) on May 28, 2006. aardvarkage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Decoration Day, or what we know as Memorial Day, was originally a day to decorate the graves of soldiers from the Civil War.  National cemeteries were needed to bury the largest number of casualties in US history; cities and towns independently took it upon themselves to decorate the graves and remember their dead.  In 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, NY the official birthplace of Memorial Day since it was a community-wide event to go and decorate the graves with flowers and flags.  Read more about the history of Memorial Day on History.com.  I hope you’ll take pause to remember those who gave their lives in fighting for their country.

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