Memorial Day: A history in pictures

Published On: May 25 2012 10:23:50 AM EDT

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

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Library of Congress

A soldier plays taps at the end of Memorial Day services in Margraten, Holland, 1947. Memorial Day, a federal holiday once known as Decoration Day, is always held on the final Monday in May.

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