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The commemoration recognizes those who have died serving our country. Many families visit cemeteries and national memorials or attend parades intended to honor the fallen.
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The origin of Memorial Day – Coast Guard Compass
The origin of Memorial Day trace back to 1865 when freed slaves started a tradition to honor fallen Union soldiers and to celebrate emancipation and commemorate those who died for that cause.