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Logan, the commander of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a powerful national veterans association of Union soldiers, emphasized honor and dignity.

“Let us, then, at the time appointed, gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with choicest flowers of springtime; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they have left among us as sacred charges upon the Nation’s gratitude, the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and orphan,” he wrote in his order to organize such a day.

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In 1868, some 5,000 people responded to his call by visiting the then-new Arlington National Cemetery on the appointed day, to hear future President James Garfield deliver an address on the “immortal” virtue of the war dead and the decorate the graves of the soldiers buried there with flags and flowers.

early speeches for Decoration Day — the name originally given to the holiday and used alongside “Memorial Day” until the mid 20th Century — often celebrated the Union soldiers’ fight to end slavery and to preserve the union.

“Passions were cooling” by the 1880s, historian James Mc Pherson has written about the history of Memorial Day, and gloomy songs such as “Strew Blossoms on Their Graves” and “Cheers or Tears,” were replaced with more “spirited tunes” like “Rally ‘Round the Flag,” “Marching Through Georgia” or “Dixie.” The late 19th century context in which the holiday emerged contributed to the shift. In 1873, New York made Decoration Day one such holiday, with business suspended.

For one thing, there were only a handful of holidays on which workers got a day off, note historians Richard P. By 1890 all of the Northern states had followed New York, and in 1889 Congress made May 30 a national holiday.

That’s not surprising considering that the day began as a way to remember the staggering 620,000 people who were killed during the Civil War, and is now best known as a time for going to the beach or do some shopping.“The old pathos and solemnity of the act have vanished, too, except in very quiet country places,” the New York continued its laments in 1878: “It would be idle to deny that as individual sorrow for the fallen fades away the day gradually loses its best significance.The holiday aspect remains; how much longer the political character of the observance will linger we dare not guess.” It wasn’t too long before the sense that something had changed was more widely acknowledged.What’s perhaps more surprising is that this tug-of-war between solemn remembrance and summertime fun is almost as old as the holiday itself.The original vision for the day, as expressed by Union General John A.

That’s not surprising considering that the day began as a way to remember the staggering 620,000 people who were killed during the Civil War, and is now best known as a time for going to the beach or do some shopping.

“The old pathos and solemnity of the act have vanished, too, except in very quiet country places,” the New York continued its laments in 1878: “It would be idle to deny that as individual sorrow for the fallen fades away the day gradually loses its best significance.

The holiday aspect remains; how much longer the political character of the observance will linger we dare not guess.” It wasn’t too long before the sense that something had changed was more widely acknowledged.

What’s perhaps more surprising is that this tug-of-war between solemn remembrance and summertime fun is almost as old as the holiday itself.

The original vision for the day, as expressed by Union General John A.

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