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.

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The holiday that became Memorial Day was first observed a few weeks after Logan's proclamation on May 30, 1868, with flowers being placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

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