Monday, May 25, 2015

Some Gave All

Memorial Day is to honor the men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Memorial Day started off as Decoration Day after the Civil War.  There is debate over whether the tradition was started in the north or the south. President Johnson signed a proclamation in 1966 naming Waterloo, NY as the birthplace of the holiday.  The Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968 moved the holiday from the traditional May 30th celebration to the fourth Monday of May.

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