It has been mentioned a few times recently that Memorial Day was once known as Decoration Day, until 1967, when Congress made Memorial Day official.

Decoration Day was a commonly used name in some areas, but Memorial Day dates back into the 19th century as well.

At any rate, on May 31, 1917, the Daily Banner published a report on the local celebration.



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