Memorial Day: A history in pictures

POSTED: 09:15 AM PDT May 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 25, 2014 

As you wrap up the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.

Memorial Day - John Logan
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Library of Congress

A crowd gathers at the Logan Monument in Grant Park, Chicago, during a Memorial Day parade in 1911. The statue and park are named after Gen. John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, the founder of the first Memorial Day in 1868.

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