Memorial Day: A history in pictures

Published On: May 24 2012 12:15:22 PM EDT   Updated On: May 24 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

As you prep for the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.

Memorial Day - New York
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New York was the first state to officially recognize Memorial Day as a holiday in 1873.

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