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Decoration Day

NUGGET #56

Decoration Day, celebrated in Ridgefield from after the Civil War until World War I when it became Memorial Day (q.v.). It honored those who died in the Civil War including decorating their graves, and speeches, usually in the Town Hall.

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Scott House Journal, July 2024

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