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Memorial Day

In less than a week, Memorial Day will be upon us. Although the original intent of the last Monday of May was to honor the soldiers of both the Union and Confederacy who died in the Civil War, it has evolved into a day where we honor the passing of both loved one and those who served their country in the military. The first observance occurred on May 30, 1868, but since 1971, Congress designated the last Monday in May as Memorial Day. The United States was trying to heal itself from four bitter years of fighting during the Civil …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated May 24, 2013 01:22PM Published May 21, 2013 06:23PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.