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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

Don't forget the fallen on Memorial Day

Write to the Point


Last updated 5/23/2019 at 9:06am

America celebrates Memorial Day this weekend, a long-running and, in the past, controversial holiday eventually made official by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966.

The purpose of the holiday is to remember our nations fallen servicemen and women who have died in the defense of these United States.

The weekend also unofficially ushers in the beginning of the summer vacation season with local parades, picnics, camping and road trips, baseball games and, less often, trips to cemeteries to honor the fallen.

More than 4.5 million people are forecast to travel this year during the holiday weeke...

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