Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day Observation

“…gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime….let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation’s gratitude - the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan.”

General John A. Logan

General Order No. 11 – Memorial Day Mandate
May 5, 1868

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