As you wrap up the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.
A crowd gathers at the Logan Monument in Grant Park, Chicago, during a Memorial Day parade in 1911. The monument honors Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, who on May 5, 1868, issued a proclamation calling for "Decoration Day" to be observed annually and nationwide.
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Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
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