Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day

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Memorial Day is when we remember our fallen soldiers

By: Emily Spillar, Editor

Memorial Day is a day to celebrate all American soldiers who died while serving in the military. However, it used to be named as Decoration Day to honor the soldiers who died fighting in the Civil War.

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