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

Published: Sunday, May 25 2014 9:54 p.m. MDT

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This stereograph shows President Grant and General John Logan seated at a flag-draped reviewing stand during the first official Decoration Day (later renamed Memorial Day) at Arlington Cemetery in 1868.
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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.

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