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Memorial Day A Veteran's Story

In Honor of Memorial Day


Brian Higgins

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, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

To many who have served or had family members serve, it is a day in which we pay respects for those who have served this country and gave the ultimate sacrifice - their lives.

In events leading up to this day, there are activities done throughout the United States in prepar...

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