Forget Not Their Purpose
May 28, 2020
Editor's Note: The following appeared in the May 28, 1970, edition of the Herald.
The observance of Decoration Day or Memorial Day in memory of the dead soldiers of the Union Army was first established by the Grand Army of the Republic in 1868. The order of General John A. Logan, commander-in-chief, designated May 30, 1868, as a day for "... decorating the graves of comrades ... ."
This May 30, 1970, flowers will decorate military cemeteries at Aisne Marne, Flanders Field, Surrey, Brittany, Mexico City, Manila, Pearl Harbor, Korea, Vietnam – and more bouquets will be strewn on graves of A...