Memorial Day: A history in pictures

Published On: May 24 2012 11:15:22 AM CDT   Updated On: May 26 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

As you wrap up the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.

Memorial Day - John Logan
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Library of Congress

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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