OBSERVING MEMORIAL DAY

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The first known observance of Memorial Day was in Charleston, South Carolina
in 1865. Freed enslaved African Americans, known as “freedmen”, celebrated
at the Washington Race Course, today the location of Hampton Park, and each
year thereafter. Observance of the event grew in the North and soon became
nationwide beginning in 1868.

 

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