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 - Arlington
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As included in the National Holiday Act of 1971, it is set aside as part of a three-day weekend as a time to honor U.S. servicemen and women who have died in military service to their country.

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