Memorial Day still carries strong meaning

From left, Mildred Slack, Sue Ice and Jane Hershberger watch KU tromp the Austin Peay Governors Thursday afternoon at Ice's house. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
Memorial Day, observed on May 30 each year while I was growing up, was a big deal for me in the Illinois town of Winchester, population 1,700. Memorial Day originated 1868 in remembrance of those who died in our nation’s military service. It was originally called Decoration Day and, in the beginning, the graves of those who died in the Civil War were decorated with


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