Memorial Day: General Logan's Orders No. 11

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At the close of the American Civil War, General Logan gave directions to honor the fallen soldiers. This direction would become Memorial Day.

"The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit..."

Thank you to the men and women who have given so much for us. We are forever grateful.

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