Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

"To day the thronging millions troop
Where floats that standard in their view,
And ours, dear Flag, the joy to stand
Beneath thee loyal to our Land."
- Chapman

postmarked in 1909 with a one cent stamp

the sender writes:
I did not read your book yet, but I think it is going to be very nice. Hopeing you will enjoy Decoration Day.  I remain with love -

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Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while in the military service. First enacted by formerly enslaved African-Americans to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War – it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

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