Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. For those who have, in the words of Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburgh address, given the last full measure of devotion to their country.
Memorial Day was first officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868. It was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Today, Petticoats and Pistols pays tribute to the men and women who have fought and died for freedom.
In Flanders Field
John McCrae, 1915