DECORATION DAY: A memorable tradition

Originally published in Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/37911/decoration-day-a-memorable-tradition

MAYFIELD, Ky. (BP) — Family members of various generations gather around a burial plot. One of the young men digs a hole to plant a dogwood tree while others clean up the site. A young girl lays a bouquet of fresh flowers on two of the graves while an older man speaks of how these deceased family members made a difference in their lives. He calls on another man to lead a short prayer for surviving family members.

The calendar reads Memorial Day, but in parts of the rural South, residents know it as Decoration Day. Continue reading “DECORATION DAY: A memorable tradition”

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