Where did Memorial Day originate?

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

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When Miss Emma Hunter visited her father's grave to decorate it on the 4th of July in 1864, she had the idea to decorate the graves of the soldiers also buried in the same cemetery.

She came back with wreaths and flowers for the grave of every soldier. And because of this event, years later Boalsberg believes itself to be the "Birthplace of Memorial Day."
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