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Commentary: Memorial Day time to make lasting good memories (May 25, 2022)

By Dr. Glenn Mollette 

Decoration Day was observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970 to decorate the graves and honor those dying in military service for our country.

In 1971 Congress officially made the last Monday in May Memorial Day. 

On this day, Americans take time to pay respect and decorate the graves of our military service Americans who died to keep America free. Because of them we can travel the country, have picnics, go to ballgames and more. 

For me, Memorial Day has changed. Memorial weekend was a big time of family gathering. I can still remember Mamaw and Grandpa, all nine of t...