Memorial Day began in Waterloo, New York in 1866 – 146 years ago and was called Decoration Day.  Veterans marched through town and the citizens decorated the graves.  It officially became a National holiday in 1971 on the last Monday in May.  The service at the cemetery is always moving and a strong reminder of the sacrifices of the military.  It is also a day to remember all our ancestors.  Do you know about yours? Or wonder about them?  In this library, as in many libraries, there is information on microfilm and in the Plains Genealogical Society collection.  

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