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Memorial Day

What is Memorial Day? Who started Memorial Day? Learn all about Memorial Day in this Prezi :D


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What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day Fun Facts Memorial Day, or Decoration Day is a day to remember those who gave their all for OUR freedom. Memorial Day was inaugurated, or started by the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, General John Alexander Logan on May 5, 1868. Troops at the Washington, D.C. Memorial Day parade, 1942 The Fort Logan National Cemetery on Memorial Day, 2006 Who started Memorial Day? Decoration Day Memorial Day is not a day
for a day off or summer
vacation. Memorial Day is
about those who died to
keep our country safe. John A. Logan was born
February 9, 1826 and died December
26, 1886.

His name is one of the three names in the Illinois state song:

On the record of thy years,
Abraham Lincoln's name appears,
Grant and Logan, and our tears
Illinois, Illinois.
Grant and Logan, and our tears
Illinois Questions Who started Memorial Day? What is Memorial Day? John A. Logan A day to remember those who died in war for our freedom. What song is John A. Logan mentioned in? The Illinois State Song What is another name for Memorial Day? Decoration day Memorial Day is a day to remember those who died in war for our freedom By: Laurena Smith
Georgina Galan At what age did John A. Logan
start going to school? John A. Logan started going to school at age 14. In what year was Memorial Day inaugurated? Memorial Day was inaugurated in 1868.
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