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History of Memorial Day

Posted: Sunday, May 24th, 2009 at 4:18 am

Governmental offices, banks and some businesses will be closed tomorrow in observance of Memorial Day. Memorial day dates back to the 1800’s. It was originally called Decoration Day, and was a time set aside to honor those killed in the U-S Civil War by decorating their graves. It was first widely observed on May 30 in 1868.

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