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Memorial Day postcard - 1917

Memorial Day postcard – 1917

At the time this postcard was printed, it differed by region or even down to the locality as to whether this holiday was referred to as Memorial Day or Decoration Day. In fact, in 1917, Decoration Day was still more widely used. That did not change until after World War II and, even then, did not become official by Federal law until 1967.

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