30 May 2011

Five Things You Need to Know About Memorial Day

When I opened my browser this morning--Google Chrome, set to Google News--the item at the top of the list was "Five Things You Need to Know about Memorial Day." This very well-written item was published on the Internet by the MoorestownPatch, an Internet-based news service covering news and events in Moorestown,  New Jersey (there also is a BrecksvillePatch).

One important thing that I learned from the report: the first observance of this solemn day came in 1868 when "5,000 citizens decorated 20,000 Civil War soldiers’ graves—both Union and Confederate—in Arlington Cemetery."

To read the item yourself, go to http://moorestown.patch.com/articles/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-memorial-day-3 .

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