Tag Archives: Decoration Day

Originally Decoration Day

                                                         by Jeff Salter            Originally called Decoration Day, this is a day of remembrance for all those who have died in our nation’s service. Officially proclaimed in 1868, it was first observed on May 30 that year by placing … Continue reading

Posted in Holiday, Jeff Salter, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Memorial Day Tribute

                    Who Do I Remember on Memorial Day?                                             By Jeff Salter              It feels a bit odd to write about Memorial Day three days after-the-fact.              Transitioned from Decoration Day (when the graves of Union and Confederate dead were … Continue reading

Posted in Holiday, Jeff Salter | Tagged , , , | 22 Comments