Last year, I shared some pictures of Memorial Days past. Here are some more as we honor those who served our country. (Links of the Day appear after the photographs.)
Dedicating the Soldiers & Sailors Monument in Washington Square Park on May 30, 1892
Women stand around flower-covered grave on Memorial Day in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Photograph taken around 1905-1915
Civil War veterans march down Main Street for Memorial Day Parade in 1908.
Flowers from the Rochester Carting Company loaded up and ready to go for the 1909 Memorial Day Parade.
Boy Scouts marching in the 1911 Memorial Day Parade on Main Street.
Memorial Day ceremony at Iola Sanitorium in 1911.
Pearl Ford of Hazlewood Terrace celebrates Memorial Day in 1912.
Women and children honor unknown soldiers at Mt. Hope Cemetery in 1913 for Memorial Day.
Civil War vets hold their tattered battle flags in 1916.
World War I veterans march in 1920’s Memorial Day Parade on Main Street.
Links of the Day:
– Economists are slamming Cuomo’s tax free zone proposal.
– Field tests will be given out again in the coming days to New York students, raising concerns they’re being used for corporate profits.
– Asian carp, round gobies, spiny water flea and mussels threaten Lake Erie’s health
– The rise of the fourth branch of government – the administrative state.
– New York City hospitals are bracing for a spike in births nine months after Hurricane Sandy.
– “The little things, like standing up and being able to pee.”