Happy Memorial Day!
Did you know that Memorial Day was first known as Decoration Day? Decoration Day was established in 1868 by the Grand Army of the Republic as a way to honor the fallen soldiers of the Civil War by decorating their graves with flowers.
Today’s post is a glimpse into local Decoration Day events from 120 years ago. While the activities documented in this newspaper article occurred in Clifton, it appears to have been a joint service with the Yellow Springs Burkholder post of the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic). As published in the Yellow Springs Torch in May 1895: Read Full Article →