History states that the original day to honor our fallen soldiers was chosen for a reason
Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.
Information courtesy U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
This photo and video was shot in the Darlington area of north Walton County May 28.