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Celebrating Memorial Day at Dakota Carson Realty Group
Celebrating Memorial Day at Dakota Carson Realty Group

We at DCRG hope that you have a fantastic summer and it always begins with the 3 day weekend celebrating Memorial Day.  We love spending time with family and friends at the beach, lake or pool and grilling our favorite summer foods, but let's not forget the true meaning of the this holiday.
The History of Memorial Day Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers.
During that first national celebration, former Union Gen. and sitting Ohio Congressman James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there.
This event was inspired by local observances of the day that had taken place in several towns throughout America ... more

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