What Is Memorial Day All About, And How Did It Start?

Timeline: May 5, 1866 - Residents of Waterloo, New York, observe a Memorial Day in honor of all who died during the Civil War.

Allison Jaslow is a former Army captain and Iraq War veteran. "I'd give her hundreds, like I do for everybody else", she said.

"So that they'll never be forgotten", Craycraft said".

The bright sun and warm temperatures this Memorial Day reminded everyone at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park that summer is right around the corner.

Monday's rainy weather, which cancelled some Memorial Day parades around Long Island, was a good reminder to "stop and think about what this day is truly about", Wink said.

Memorial Day is a special holiday to honor those who died in military service.We are honored to present a special section inserted into today's edition.

Veteran Smitty Mealy is a member of American Legion's Howland Post 700, "We can go to bat for them and break through a lot of red tape for them".

Shai El does know that her mom, an Air Force Veteran, may rest here one day. For years, the late Hawaii Sen.

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Gerry H. Kisters is the only person from Monroe County to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II. Ask any Gold Star family and they'll tell you what it means.

Today's message from the speaker was not to forget the meaning of the holiday. It's not about the picnics.

But during World War I, the holiday was changed to commemorate Americans who fought and died in any war.

To Marianna Wohlgemuth, a former co-chair of the Albertson VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Memorial Day is a chance to teach children not just about the valor of the country's soldiers, but also the human cost of war. They are still looking for companies to sponsor the other five Greenville men who were killed in Vietnam.

The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery held a ceremony Monday morning to honor those who died in combat.

President Trump observing Memorial Day with a trip to Arlington National Cemetery.

Ken Palmer, left, and Stephen Straining, both of Harrisburg, greet motorcyclists as they ride into Indiantown Gap National Cemetery for a Memorial Day weekend program.

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