Thursday, May 24, 2018

Throwback Thursday "Decoration Day 1875"

Decoration Day, 1875 at Broadway and Bond Street

President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the upstate New York town of Waterloo to be the birthplace of the holiday, originally known as Decoration Day to commemorate soldiers lost in the Civil War. Southern states refused to celebrate the holiday until after World War I and not until after World War II was Memorial Day widely celebrated and known by its current name.

These photos are so neat to still have around for us to enjoy. The Memorial Day holiday is a wonderful way to thank the men and women who died in the armed forces fighting for our freedom.

Never forget and forever honored.


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