Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update
May 21, 2020
Memorial Day History
Memorial Day, originally called DecorationDay, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actuarial beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War. A hymn published in 1867, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping” by Nella L Sweet, carried the dedication “To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Conf...