Today in History - May 30
In 1868, Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic issued General Order Number 11 designating May 30 as a memorial day “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land." Continue reading.
On May 30, 1922, the Lincoln Memorial was officially dedicated in Washington, D.C. Continue reading.
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