Decoration Day


Memorial Day in the United States was originally called Decoration Day, instituted to honor soldiers killed in wars. the poster above is from the early 1900s, with a timeless message. More recently the holiday has become the unofficial start to summer vacations, so this video montage (set to the Drive-By Truckers’ “Decoration Day”) is appropriate for the occasion as it juxtaposes picnic footage with cemetery shots:

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