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Our American Holidays

MEMORIAL DAY

MEMORIAL DAY

LIBRAR

(DECORATION DAY)
ITS CELEBRATION, SPIRIT, AND SIGNIFICANCE
AS RELATED IN PROSE AND VERSE, WITH
A NON-SECTIONAL ANTHOLOGY

OF THE CIVIL WAR
ROBERT HAVEN SCHAJFFLER

From out our crowded calendar,

One day we pluck to give;
It is the day the Dying pause
To honor those who live.

McLandburgh Wilson
UNIVERSITY

EDITED BY

OF THE

NEW YORK

MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY

S3

COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY
MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY

NEW YORK

Published, March, 1911

THE QUINN & BODEN CO. PRESS

RAHWAY, N. J.

PREFACE

In harmony with the generous non-sectional spirit characterizing our Memorial Day celebration, no discrimination has been shown in this collection between the literature of South and North. For our secular All Souls' Day knows neither North nor South, Blue nor Gray.

The sole discrimination shown has been in selecting from all sources the most beautiful poetry and the most eloquent prose in this first attempt to reveal, from various viewpoints, the true spirit and significance of the festival and of the events leading thereto.

A war anthology is included.

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