Sons of Veterans prepared for Salisbury Memorial Day Parade, May 30, 1898.
Salisbury Memorial Day Parade
The annual parade held in Salisbury on Memorial
Day, originally Decoration Day, was officially instituted in 1889
to commemorate the town's staggering casualties in the Civil War.
The town's long history of patriotism is reflected in the
ceremonies, which include the installation of official bronze
markers at the graves of veterans of the eight wars in which
Salisbury men have served. The Memorial Day observance and its
historical evolution is documented in two binders of text and
photographs, including archival materials, and in a videotape of
the 1999 parade.
Originally submitted by: Nancy Johnson, Representative (6th District).
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