Archiving Angeles (AA): Decoration Day

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Before the Great War, it was known as Decoration Day.

It was a day of remembrance for Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. Veterans, known as the Grand Army of the Republic were honored across the nation, from Waterloo to Los Angeles.

At the Santa Monica Soldier’s Home, they stood for review. For honor. For union.

The year was 1905.

Photo from the USC Digital Archive

One Reply to “Archiving Angeles (AA): Decoration Day”

  1. While we rally round the flag boys
    Rally once again
    Shouting the battle cry of Freedom!…

    A good way to remember and honor the fallen…

    The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans wherever they are at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day to pause in an act of national unity (duration: one minute).

    The time 3 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died for our freedom.

    It will help to reclaim Memorial Day as the sacred and noble holiday it was meant to be. In this shared remembrance, we connect as Americans.

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