Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another History of Memorial Day

"History of Memorial Day"

"Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer."

Well, there you have it. The page also has links to photos and videos. And, as usual, the contributions of Polish-Americans are completely ignored. Lithuanians too. And not a single video about Norwegian-Americans.

It's a pretty good resource, anyway.

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