By the numbers: Veterans and Memorial Day – CNN.com

By Amy Roberts and Lindsey Knight, CNN Library updated 6:06 PM EDT, Fri May 25, 2012 CNN.com   Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment place flags at the graves of U.S. soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Washington (CNN) — As the country heads into the Memorial Day weekend, there are still almost 1.5 […]

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Memorial Day History

A Brief History of Memorial Day Full Article http://www.pbs.org/memorialdayconcert/meaning/ Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of General John A. Logan of […]

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