Memorial Days and A Promised Non-Memorial

We don’t know exactly when or where first American Memorial Day was celebrated. We know that it was originally called Decoration Day; we know that a the close of the Civil War that folk decorated the graves of dead soldiers; we know that the officially declared birthplace was Waterloo, NY. Whatever the case may be the practice of remembering those who have died in battle goes way back so it wouldn’t be surprising if separate people started celebrating it until it became generally accepted.