Historic Hood River
Decoration Day, 1928
Since Civil War times Decoration Day (now Memorial Day) has been a time for Americans to honor the sacrifice of fallen service members by decorating their graves with flags and other remembrances. This photo taken on Decoration Day in 1928 shows a group of veterans of the Civil War who have come to honor their fallen comrades. We do not know their names, but they represent the cadre of veterans who turn out every year to perform this solemn duty.