History of Memorial Day: Which War?

Memorial Day was not universally recognized as a shared American Holiday until after World War I. But that’s not how it started in the United States.

When did it begin?

Civil War and Memorial Day

Following the American Civil War or the “War Between the States,” as it was known in the South, various locations began decorating the…

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