Memorial Day sees its share of parades and BBQs, but in truth, it is a solemn day of remembrance of the human toll exacted by war. The tradition of honoring those who died in battle dates back to Ancient Greece and Rome. After WWI it was referred to as Decoration Day, reflecting the practice of leaving flowers and flags at the graves of fallen soldiers. U.S. Civil War history reveals twists and turns about the birth of this day that may surprise you. . .
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If you’re in downtown Morgan Hill, stop by the Veteran’s Monument at 1st and Monterey. Take a moment to read the commemorative plaque and reflect on this important day.