A day to honor, not celebrate
The bloody battles of the Civil War were still raging when women in the South began decorating the graves of Confederate soldiers. After the war, a day was set aside — “Decoration Day,” now known as Memorial Day — to remember and to pay tribute to soldiers’ ultimate sacrifices.
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