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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The holiday that became Memorial Day was first observed a few weeks after Logan's proclamation on May 30, 1868, with flowers being placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.


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