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Encampment VFW Post 1625 honors Memorial Day at Encampment Cemetery

On Monday, many community members came together at the Encampment Cemetery to be a part of a Memorial Day tradition.

Memorial Day was first celebrated under the name of Waterloo on May 5, 1866. From there it spread across the nation. On May 5 1868, General John A. Logan created Declaration Day which was to be held on the 30th of May. Then, in 1971, Memorial Day as we know it was made a federal holiday to be held on the last Monday of May.

A ceremony, put on by VFW post 1625, was held in honor of the holiday. Leading the ceremony was Jason Cambell along with Robert “Bob” Herring, D’Ron Cambell,...

 

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