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LA National Cemetery
Linda Rudell-Betts, May 27, 2021

My father was a Cold War military cryptographer. My family had the privilege of moving from post to post with him.

Decoration Day parade in Pasadena, 1891
Tina Lernø, May 26, 2018

Memorial Day is officially observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. It was originally known as Decoration Day because families would decorate the graves of those who had fallen in the Civil War.