|People's Wharf, 1890|
Memorial Day began in the United States as Decoration Day in 1866. It originated in the South as the day to decorate Confederate Soldiers' graves. By 1888, the name evolved to Memorial Day nationally and became the day set aside to honor and remember those that had given their lives for their country.
|Members of the Grand Army of the Republic|
Linda McCowen, Historic Photo Editor
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