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Where did Memorial Day originate?

Published: Saturday, May 26 2012 9:51 p.m. MDT

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In April of 1862, in Arlington Heights, a chaplain and some ladies were discussing how lonely the graves of their soldiers looked and decided they would pull together flowers and lay them there.

And in 1874 when Congress made May 30 a legal holiday, one of the ladies, a Mrs. Evans received formal recognition by the Grand Army for her efforts.
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