Decoration Day, Memorial Day, & Fallen Heroes – The Imaginative Conservative

By Peter Lawler

Memorial Day originates with the Civil War as “Decoration Day.”

Southern women took up the task of decorating the graves of what turns to have been hundreds and hundreds of thousands of their fallen heroes.

Theirs was highly civilized work—a duty maybe more Greek and Roman than Christian…

— Read on

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: