History of Memorial Day from the History Channel: Let’s take a look at the holiday marking the official beginning of summer and America’s most solemn occasion.   America’s most solemn holiday — A day to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending their nation.   Civil War – 600,00 soldiers killed. Mourners in both the North and South began placing Flags & flowers on graves of fallen soldiers. On May 5, 1866, Waterloo New York’s citizens closed their shops and businesses so that everyone could decorate the graves of the men killed during the war.   An old war general and leader ofRead More →