Decoration Day


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Decoration Day:

see Memorial DayMemorial Day,
holiday in the United States observed in late May. Previously designated Decoration Day, it was inaugurated in 1868 by Gen. John A. Logan for the purpose of decorating the graves of Civil War veterans and has since become a day on which all war dead are commemorated.
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Johnson officially changed the name of Decoration Day to Memorial Day and declared the city of Waterloo, New York, to be the original birthplace of the idea, but it is more likely that the practice evolved broadly.
On April 25,1866, at Friendship Cemetery, women of Columbus began decorating the tombstones of Confederate and Union soldiers, starting Decoration Day.
The float's first decoration day took place on Nov.
On Sunday the Young Sinfonia youth orchestra will be joined by their professional counterparts, the Northern Sinfonia, for an ambitious programme that includes Decoration Day, a fascinating piece by the American composer Charles Ives, as well as Dvorak's Serenade for Strings and the challenging Second Symphony by Brahms.
The show coincides with the release of the latest MOTL album Decoration Day, featuring songs written by the band's guitarist and keyboards-player Allen Maslen.
Logan, founder of Decoration Day, the predecessor of Memorial Day.
Benjamin Harrison first recognized Decoration Day in 1891, and presidents have consistently issued Memorial Day statements since 1929.
Originally known as Decoration Day, the holiday was later changed to Memorial Day and became a federal holiday in 1977 observed on the last Monday in May.
Appropriately, the holiday was called Decoration Day.
As you probably know, our own Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, when on the 30th of May Americans would decorate the graves of Civil War veterans with flowers.
It was originally called Decoration Day, and it started on May 30, 1868.
Memorial Day, then called Decoration Day, was originated in 1868 by order of Gen.