Posted: June 9, 2011 at 1:28 a.m.

Take time to remember Memorial Day is not about Memorial Day specials, a day off from work, backyard barbecues, watermelons and fun at the beach. It is about remembering. On May 5, 1868, General John Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, issued General Order #11 proclaiming May 30 as a day to decorate the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers buried in Arlington National Cemetery who had died in the Civil War.

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Editorial, Pages 17 on 06/09/2011