Memorial Day: A history in pictures

POSTED: 09:15 AM PDT May 24, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM PDT May 25, 2015 

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

Memorial Day - Armistice Day
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Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The tradition was picked up in France and Britain, where it thrives on Nov. 11 each year -- Armistice Day.


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