Memorial Day

Sarasota National Cemetery The first Memorial Day (called Decoration Day) was in 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the sacrifices made by both sides of the Civil War. Over 620,000 men gave their life for what they believed in, a number too large to comprehend. Memorial Day became an official national holiday over 100 … Continue reading Memorial Day

Memorial Day – Unknown Soldiers

I was wondering what I should write about for Memorial Day, when I rec'd an email from the Hildegard Art Center that my photos of the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, near Maxwell, NE were chosen to represent Lincoln County in the Nebraska State Historical Society's 2017 traveling exhibit to celebrate the state's 150th anniversary. The … Continue reading Memorial Day – Unknown Soldiers