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Decoration Day, and a list of Adair County's Civil War dead
By Mike Watson
Ed encouraged me to compile this list, and it first appeared in 2016, I believe:
Decoration Day, now Memorial Day, has become a general day of remembrance for all our dead. With the observance of the day more than a century ago, families began to decorate the graves of all their departed, whether veteran or not. Today we continue this observance. Southerners in particular make the pilgrimage to family cemeteries, often far from their current abode, to honor kinsmen with floral tributes and placement of flags for veterans. This day became a time of reunion for families and friends who, a century ago and since, may not have seen each other since the last observance.
God Bless those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in time of conflict.
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