Today is Memorial Day, the event some believe originally coined as “Decoration Day” about 1868. What began (by women, of course) was the laying of flowers on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers that died in the recent Civil War. The day for honoring the dead has been changed from May 30 to a new federal holiday in 1968 on the last Monday in May and was ratified by all 50 states soon thereafter.
Our speaker at the last general meeting, Charles Shults, gave an entertaining and informative talk about military history in the 20th Century. Mr. Shults has also availed to all SCVGS members his PowerPoint talk in a pdf. format. Click on this following link and follow at your own speed to the many links he describes in the presentation. https://azscvgs.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/shultsonmilitaryhistory.pdf