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.

Memorial Day - John Logan
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Library of Congress

A crowd gathers at the Logan Monument in Grant Park, Chicago, during a Memorial Day parade in 1911. The statue and park are named after Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, the founder of the first Memorial Day in 1868.

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