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Memorial Day Lapel Pins Pay Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

Written on May 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm, by

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while in serving the military.  According to David W. Blight, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, the United Stated Federal holiday was “First enacted by formerly enslaved African-Americans to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, […]