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Remembering Our Honored Dead: Memorial Day Traditions

Posted by: Danna Bell

You may know that Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day, but did you know that originally it honored only those who died in the Civil War? Primary sources from the Library of Congress can help students explore some of the ways people have commemorated Memorial Day in the past.