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The History of Memorial Day Is Felt In Arlington National Cemetery

Sgt. Major Rodriguez is military escort to President Truman

The history of Memorial Day has its origin in Arlington National Cemetery. The history of Memorial Day means a lot to families of military personnel. My journey in Arlington Cemetery on a beautiful spring day was moving and inspiring. It was a day full of memories. An excerpt from the Arlington website: “Initially, being buried at a national cemetery was not considered an honor, but it ensured that service members whose families could not afford to bring them home for a funeral were given a proper burial. The first official “Decoration Day,” later renamed Memorial Day, was held at Arlington National …