It was originally called "Decoration Day" and instituted not long after the end of the Civil War for the purpose of memorializing the "Union" soldiers who fought and died in that conflict.
The Civil War claimed at least 620,000 soldiers' lives in addition to untold numbers of civilian casualties.
It is good I think that we should remember those who have given their lives in service to their country.
Nine Years and Counting
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