Memorial Day: A history in pictures

Published On: May 24 2012 12:15:22 PM EDT   Updated On: May 25 2015 03:00:00 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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After World War I, the holiday expanded to include all military personnel killed in all conflicts. (Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana and Tennessee have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead.)


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