Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
The ceremonies and Memorial Day address at Gettysburg National Park became nationally well known, starting in 1868. In July 1913 veterans of the United States and Confederate armies gathered in Gettysburg to commenmorate the fifty-year anniversary of the Civil War's bloodiest and most famous battle.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis' holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world. In this tradition, each person offers a gift, card, or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers, and/ or maternal figure on mother's day.