Remembrance of those who fell and those forever scarred.

Memorial Day 1953

Remembrance of those who fell and those forever scarred.

Remembrance of those who fell and those forever scarred.

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It was sixty years ago this Memorial Day that President Eisenhower officially proclaimed Memorial Day to be a National Day of Remembrance.

A day of remembrance for those who fell at the end of the Civil War, the day has come to symbolize a time of remembrance to those Americans who fell in all wars with a one minute observance to be held at 11:00 am on the last day of May.

Here is President Eisenhower’s declaration as read by actor Robert Montgomery for Memorial Day in 1953.

Lest we all forget . . .


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