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Memorial Day, from Confederacy to complacency

by Denny Banister

by Denny Banister

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War by General John Logan, national commander of the Army of the Republic. Memorial Day seems to have its roots in the Confederacy, however, where women’s groups organized to decorate graves of fallen Confederate soldiers, starting the tradition.

With Logan’s General Order No. 11, the first official observance of Memorial Day occurred

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