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Memorial Day had its beginnings in Civil War

The Chicago Tribune, 29 May 2011
Publié le : 30 mai 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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