ONLINE – Honoring the Fallen: The History of Decoration Day

In the months following the Civil War, Americans began pondering how they could honor the sacrifices of their fallen soldiers.

Individual ceremonies grew into community events and ultimately, a nationally recognized holiday initially known as Decoration Day, now Memorial Day.

Join Virginia War Memorial Assistant Director of Education, Kyndall Drumheller, as she discusses the history and evolution of Decoration Day.


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