Among the articles I have read today concerning Memorial Day, a few stand out.
- New Gravesites underway for Port Hudson Cemetery
- Jon Meacham: The Price of Forgetting Soldiers’ Sacrifices – Newsweek
- Aging veterans teach youth how to remember sacrifices of war – pressofAtlanticCity.com
- The Item: Opinion – The grill can wait
Newspaper excerpt: January 1864
“The most noticeable feature of the French cemeteries is the ornamentation of the tombs in the oddest form imaginable. In the season of flowers, these are very much used; but when they are not to be had, you will notice black and white or silver paper cut into wreaths hanging on the tombs. When they are appended to the oven tombs, and become dilapidated by the rains, they look so quaint that it was far from impressive.”