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Memorial Day had its beginnings in Civil War

Publié par carmion le 30/05/2011

Verna Gates

"Birmingham, Ala (Reuters) --- Bands will play, soldiers will march and wreaths will be laid on Monday as America commemorates the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. "While Memorial Day celebrates the brave soldier, it also serves as a reminder of war's grimmest reality. ""Men love war. It's exciting and glorious," said Charleston, South Carolina historian Robert Rosen, but, he added, "There is a price." "In 1866, the Civil War had ended and few wanted to remember the bloody conflict, which killed more than 620,000 men, more than almost all subsequent wars, according to Rosen." Read on...
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"Memorial Day had its beginnings in Civil War", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 25/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/memorial-day-had-its-beginnings-in-civil-war