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.

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Library of Congress

A soldier plays taps at the end of Memorial Day services in Margraten, Holland, 1947. Memorial Day, a federal holiday once known as Decoration Day, is always held on the final Monday in May.

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