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Monday, May 30, 2011

Decoration Day



US Navy ca. 1929
Winfield Kearns Hooper
1908-1940
(sitting)
and
My maternal grandpa
Robert E. Henry
1905-1976
(standing)


On this date in our extended family history . . . the 30th day of May . . . in the year 1868 . . . Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern Memorial Day) is observed in the United States for the first time . . . by Commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic John A. Logan's proclamation on the 5th day of May . . .

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