Memorial Day

This is the real Memorial, or Decoration, Day, as set forth in 1868 by General John A. Logan, at the time Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (the Union Army’s veterans’ association, for those of you who flunked high school history, or simply weren’t taught it by our woke public schools).  He established that date by his General Order No. 11.

The date wasn’t officially established by the federal government until after World War I, but a number of states and municipalities had adopted it during the antebellum period.

And Congress broke things with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed in 1971.

But to me, Memorial Day will always be the 30th of May.

And Sarah Hoyt wrote a great Memorial Day post this past Monday which, if you haven’t read it, you should go there now and do so.  In Flander’s Fields