For some reason, I felt really silly after reading this one article (7 things you didn't know about Memorial Day) because I didn't realize it started after the Civil War. For some reason I equated it with World War I or II and my grandpas. Go figure!
|President Obama and Major General Linnington at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier|
|an honor guard at Wrightstown N.J.|
|Honor Guards line up at Arlington|
|Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.|
|U.S. Military Color Guard at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.|
|Memorial Day in 1920|
|Memorial Day parade in 1900|
|Memorial Day Parade in NYC in 1922, Grand Army of the Republic (veterans)|
1-2 are from Memorial Day 2012 via the Huffington Post
3-5 are from MSNBC's Photoblog Memorial Day observed around the U.S.
6 is from Memorial Day from Wikipedia (image originally from the Library of Congress)
7 is from How Memorial Day begun via Flagsbay.com
8 is from A Brief History of Memorial Day from Time.com
9 is from Memorial Day Tributes Around the World from Time.com