Decoration Day

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legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May

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The last of these sets not already mentioned occurred on Monday, May 31, 1886, which that year was the Decoration Day remembrance.
For many grieving survivors, it hurts deeply to pass Decoration Day without being able to mark a loved one's death at a graveside.
In 1888, Decoration Day (now Memorial Day) became a holiday for federal workers in the District of Columbia.
The first such incident was the first Decoration Day that I can remember, where an Air National Guard plane dropped flowers for us to place on the graves of Civil War soldiers in Sharpsburg, Maryland, and where I first remember hearing "Taps" played, and echoed by multiple buglers throughout the cemetery.
Within this limited area, however, folklorist Alan Jabbour carefully documents a wide variety of patterns and customs in decorating graves as part of a family and community ritual known as Decoration Day.
At my boyhood home in Illinois, the holiday was still informally known as Decoration Day, but it called for decoration of all graves, whether or not they contained war dead or even military veterans.
Years later, the name of the holiday was changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day to pay homage to all the nation's dead veterans.
Kelvin Grove Community Primary School is holding a decoration day where 400 pupils, staff and parents will come together to help make decorations.
Williams was born in 1874, graduated in 1899 from Kenyon college (where he captained the last football team to beat Ohio State) and then some fifty years after he left the family farm, wrote a series of letters which included essays on Decoration Day at the country church and on Christmas celebrations at the church in town.
Logan is also notable for conceiving Decoration Day, which later became Memorial Day, being friends with President Grant, and abandoning his white supremacist attitudes after the war.
An annual decoration of the graves of the Civil War dead, Decoration Day would eventually become known as "Memorial Day," which, by 1890, had become a legal holiday in every Northern state.
Simcoe: Loyalist Decoration Day, Woodhouse United Church with 3 flags placed at Loyalist tombstones.
Originally called Decoration Day, this federal holiday honors those who died in war.
Barely a half-minute long, it showed a unit of the flamboyantly outfitted Civil War veterans passing a Decoration Day reviewing stand in Manhattan, N.