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Monday, May 30, 2016

Memorial Day Greetings

From our collection of old postcards ...

Memorial Day Greetings
Published ?
Probably early 1900s

Back of the unused card.
Domestic postage One Cent

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ...

"Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic [GAR], an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service."

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9 comments:

  1. Hello, pretty postcard. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  2. I so enjoy your postcards and history, John. I am glad I've found your blog, you hold a special place in my blogosphere. :-)

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  3. Wishing you a great Memorial Day, John.

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  4. Your postcards are always so enjoyable, John.
    Many greetings!

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  5. Lovely post card! Happy Memorial Day to you and your loved ones.

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  6. A great day to remember all who died so we can live free.
    Also my birthday. : )

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  7. Hats off to the brave souls who sacrificed their own lives in exchange of freedom and peace for the people they love.

    Good to know this trivia about this holiday too.

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  8. That is a beautiful postcard! I didn't realize the Union and Confederates had different holidays to remember their troops, interesting to learn! The postcard immediately reminded me of my folks who served in the Civil War.

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