This card is a little worn, but it is my only Decoration Day card.
This will be my first of five posts in honor of Memorial Day,
please come back each day to view my new post.
I am sure you will enjoy the vintage postcards and photos.
Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day, commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. Decoration Day, began during the Civil War, family and community members would place decorations, such as flowers and flags, on the graves of the war dead. Decoration Day (later declared “Memorial Day” 1882) was made an official holiday by General John A. Logan on May 30, 1868. Over time, however, the holiday began to encompass all wars of US involvement. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still called Decoration Day by some.
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