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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Remember: Memorial Day Services To Honor Fallen

 

This weekend officially kicks off the summer season for many, but Monday, the "end" of the holiday weekend, is the real reason for this important national holiday.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.

Memorial Day was born out of the Civil War and a desire to honor fallen soldiers. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. "The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of stre...



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