Tag: memorial day

  • Decoration Day and Memorial Day

    We sometimes forget that today’s Memorial Day came directly from Decoration Day, which originated to honor the dead of the Civil War. There has been a great deal of discussion about who originated it. In a recent article, Professor Richard Gardner takes a close look at the subject: In the years following the bitter Civil […]

  • Memorial/Decoration Day

    I hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day today. Just remember it’s for the ones who didn’t make it back. The official birthplace of Memorial Day is Waterloo, New York. The village was credited with being the birthplace because it observed the day on May 5, 1866, and each year thereafter, and because it is likely […]