Started by winchester73, May 30, 2022, 12:19:26 AM
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Quote from: winchester73 on May 30, 2022, 12:19:26 AM(This is dedicated to mitch, the Phantom Phixer who kept the F4s flying, to Ghost, and to hayc59 (whose father was exposed to Agent Orange during Operation Ranch Hand) ... we remember, always.)
Quote"Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). For more history of Memorial Day visit Memorial Day History"