|Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War|
Event Type: Adults|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
James A. Garfield and the First Decoration DayLibrary: Main Library
The late-May holiday we call Memorial Day began after the Civil War and was then known as Decoration Day. The first Decoration Day ceremony took place in Arlington National Cemetery on May 30, 1868, and the keynote speaker was Congressman/former Union General James A. Garfield. Learn more about Decoration Day and Garfield’s powerful speech that day.
Location: James R. Garfield Room (Main - Lower Level)