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 - Fleet Week
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A U.S. Navy sailor (R) stands with a U.S. Marine aboard the USS Iwo Jima as the ship passes the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, during a parade of ships to start "Fleet Week" celebrations, which is held each Memorial Day weekend.

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