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Published May 26, 2011

Flowers Focus: Memorial Day 2011

Petal Pushers spend hours honoring those that have passed

Petal Pushers spend hours honoring those that have passed

Remembering Memorial Day

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. ...

Memorial Day ceremonies and notes

*The Helper American Legion will hold its annual memorial service at the Helper City Cemetery (Mountain View Cemetery) on May 30 at 9 a.m.

A local hero's story

Did you know that your community was home to a genuine hero? His name was LCPL Richard Pete Donathan, USMC. Known to us as Dick, he was a dedicated and courageous Marine who was very much in love with my sister, Lois. They were to marry on his return...

What Memorial Day was like 100 years ago

Editors note: This article appeared in the June 2, 1911 issue of the Carbon County News. We have printed this exactly how it was worded and punctuated.

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