Memorial Day: A history in pictures

Published On: May 24 2012 11:15:22 AM CDT   Updated On: May 29 2016 11:34:00 PM CDT

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

Memorial Day - Parade
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Many towns and cities still stage Memorial Day parades, but they are attended by a fraction of the number of spectators who used to line parade routes.

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