Remembering Those We Lost On Memorial Day
Before Memorial Day was declared the official name in 1967, it was previously known as Decoration Day. On May 5, 1868, General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, proclaimed that May 30, 1868 would be the day of the event.
According to history, while all of the northern states recognized Decoration Day by 1890, the South refused to acknowledge the day and celebrated it at a different time. This lasted until after World War I.
To learn more about the origins of the day and other interesting facts, click here.
Stay safe this weekend and please take a moment to remember all those that we have lost.