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History of Memorial Day: Free research on American soldiers in major wars

Do you know the history of Memorial Day? Founded in 1868 under the name Decoration Day, the first Memorial Day was intended to honor those soldiers who had fought in the American Civil War by decorating their graves. Since then, …

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Memorial Day holiday returns to a tradition of remembrance and gratitude to those who serve our nation

The nation will celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2012 as the official kick-off for summer. Lest we forget, however, the holiday was created in remembrance of those who died in military service to our country. The original holiday, …

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