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Honoring the fallen: A photographic look at Memorial Day from 1868 to the present

Associated Press
Monday, hundreds of thousands of Americans all over the world will pause to remember those who have died in American wars. It's a tradition that began in 1868 and continues with Memorial Day observances today.

The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause at 3 p.m. local time for a minute of silence.

Here's a look at observances of Memorial Day throughout its long history, from back in the 1800s when it was known as "Decoration Day" to the present.

>> An American flag is reflected against the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during Memorial Day ceremonies Monday, May 25, 1998 in Washington.
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Gregorio
Norco, CA

My dad was a Korean War veteran and our son is an active duty AF pilot. The stars in the flag on the blue represent to our family the states of the union but much more...they represent also the veterans who died and can't be seen during the daytime but like stars are hidden from view until nighttime to remind us they are there if if we can't see them. I like this thought for MD. Freedom is not free but is earned through service and answering the call to duty, for God and country.

PAUL R SONDRUP
BURKE, VA

An honorable tribute---Thank you Deseret News.

brotherJonathan
SLC, UT

IamHonorableDischargedUSArmy1973-

Soldiers gave their lives in defense of our Constitution.
If you don't believe that truth- read the oath of office for all US Armed Forces.

In the Armed Forces EXCEPT the National Guard (Army or Air)

I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

What constitutes an enemy of the Constitution of the United States, foreign & domestic:
Any person or group that would block the defense of our Constitution's Principle Law.

Do you know what principle law that is?
Citizens of the USA - Must Be Equal Under All Laws.
That's it. That is the duty & job of our US Supreme Court - to ensure that one principle is upheld-
Equality under all laws.

We don't honor the fallen soldiers . We Allow-
Corp. Bribery, Slave-based Drug Monopoly Law & deny our unborn Due Process = based on non-science false beliefs.

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