For the third consecutive Decoration Day
, the 1885 National League scheduled a set of games in two ballparks featuring four teams, with the Boston Beaneaters (Atlanta Braves) and Providence Grays again hosting the contests.
But the first Decoration Day
since the main brunt of the recent Ebola epidemic hit Liberia last year was heartbreaking, not just because of the loss of 4,117 Liberian lives, but also because in most cases there is no grave to decorate.
The most recent: A Crop of Circles (BlackWyrm Publishing), a science-fiction novel, and Memphis Mojo (Lamar University Press), a crime novel, both In 2014; and the literary works Dirty Rice: A Season in the Evangeline League (University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press), a novel, and Decoration Day
and Other Short Stories (Stephen F.
Board of Education in May 1954 and a reading of the Gettysburg Address - a link to the holiday's post-Civil War origin, when it was known as Decoration Day
Since 1888, Congress has added six federal holidays, creating Decoration Day
(now Memorial Day) in 1888, Labor Day in 1894, Armistice Day (now Veterans Day) in 1938, Inauguration Day in 1957 (quadrennially and only celebrated in the District of Columbia), Columbus Day in 1968, and Martin Luther King Jr.
The full effect of Ives' orchestral musical montage in Decoration Day
is lost in this reduction but there's plenty to enjoy.
From walking through them with my father as he did research, playing in them with neighbor children, placing flowers on the graves of loved ones during Decoration Day
, attending funerals, conducting funerals, moving interments, researching both individuals and historic events, and studying cultural differences, to being in awe of colossal memorials to the famous.
in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians.
He has a baseball novel scheduled for publication in 2012, Dirty Rice: A Season in the Evangeline League, and a collection of short stories, Decoration Day
Known as Decoration Day
in 1868, when General John Logan in his capacity as commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, called upon citizens to bring flowers--to decorate--the graves of Union soldiers who died in the Civil War.
Originally known as Decoration Day
, the official holiday was proclaimed by General John Logan, national commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, on May 5, 1868, in response to national grief over the tremendous loss of life in the American Civil War.
Gateacre community comprehensive hosted a unique decoration day
, involving children from nine schools, to create what will be the first penguin colony.