While many American families and their Au Pair will mark Memorial Day this weekend with outdoor barbecues as the first celebration of summer, few may know the history of the holiday. This special day has roots stretching back more than 140 years to the Civil War. The very first Memorial Day commemoration was proclaimed on May 5, 1868. An U.S. Army general ordered flowers laid on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at the newly estab … Read More
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