Just as Labor Day brings an end to the summer, Memorial Day kicks off the season for vacations, spending time with family and picnics.
Although it started after the Civil War to honor Union and Confederate soldiers who had died, Memorial Day was extended by the 20th century to include all American soldiers and observed as a federal holiday the last Monday in May.
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Amelia Jones, Tuskegee Airman at 95
Created: Sunday, 26 October 2014 00:00
POOLER, GA - World War II veterans are known to be ‘The Greatest Generation' of Americans. It's been 70 years since WWII, but a veteran in the Coastal Empire received the honor of her lifetime on Saturday. Sgt. Amelia Jones, 95, was jacketed as a Tuskegee Airman at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler.
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