Memorial Day: A history in pictures

Published On: May 24 2012 12:15:22 PM EDT   Updated On: May 26 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

As you wrap up the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.

Memorial Day - Weekend
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Library of Congress

Children in rural Maine gather on Memorial Day in 1917. The three-day Memorial Day weekend is now regarded as a sort of official start of summer vacation in the United States.

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