The article stated: "The first official observance of Decoration Day was May
30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery."The custom of setting
aside a day to decorate soldiers' graves was begun in the former
Confederate States of America by Southern women. People in the North adopted it
Clifton, I think the discussion was about the United States.Your bogus "Confederate States of America" may have decorated
their graves, but then England, and France, and... and... predated them by quite
a while. This is all, of course, rather an odd discussion to hold in
a Utah newspaper: in 1865 Utah still had another civil war yet to fight against
the United States. I was charmed a few years ago when the Mormon Tabernacle
Choir celebrated roughly the centenary of Utah's war against the US by
getting "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" up to Number One on the pop
hit parade. Quite a marketing accomplishment. -dlj.
I dont think President Lyndon Johnson signed it in 1971. He was long dead by
Lyndon Baines Johnson (/ˈlɪndən ˈbeɪnz
ˈdʒɒnsən/; August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often
referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States
(1963–1969), a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice
President of the United States (1961–1963).
My direct male line fought in the Battle of Olustee in Florida, and Henry
Crawford Tucker Sr was in VA while George Washington was in command. These
records will prove great value to my family and others.