On Memorial Day, some history and staggering numbers to ponder

Rob Nikolewski
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May 25, 2014 9:34 PM
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On Memorial Day, some history and staggering numbers to ponder

Vintage Memorial Day postcard

Vintage Memorial Day postcard

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

Originally called Decoration Day, the Memorial Day holiday officially recognizes all who died as members of the U.S. armed forces.

It’s not to be confused with Veterans Day, which celebrates all who have served or are serving, living or dead.