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Memorial Day 2020

May 25, 2020

From the Images of Old Hawaii website

On May 5, 1866, the village of Waterloo, New York was decorated with flags at half mast, draped with evergreens and mourning black, and flowers were placed on the graves of those killed in the Civil War. In the following years, the ceremonies were repeated.

Later, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, declared that “Decoration Day” should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

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Remembering the service, honor and courage of the brave men and women who died defending our homeland. To all who came before – thank you for your sacrifice.

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