As you wrap up the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.
A soldier plays taps at the end of Memorial Day services in Margraten, Holland, 1947. Memorial Day, a federal holiday once known as Decoration Day, is always held on the final Monday in May.
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"Betsy Palmer 1960" by United States Steel Corporation - eBay itemphoto frontphoto back. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
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