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Memorial Day was first celebrated on May 30, 1868 and was originally called Decoration Day. The Grand Army of the Republic; a fraternal organization for Civil War veterans, organized the first Decoration Day to unify the widespread practice of decorating fallen soldiers’ graves. Michigan adopted Decoration Day as a state holiday in 1871 and all of the Northern states followed suit by 1890. The Southern states celebrated their own memorial day on a not-surprisingly independent schedule. The holiday thrived under various names until 1967 when it was officially designated, Memorial Day. A few years later, in 1971, Memorial Day’s observance was officially moved to it’s current date; the last Monday in May.
There’s a growing sentiment that Memorial Day has become overly commercialized. The number of sale bills distributed for the long weekend makes it difficult to argue against the point, so we won’t. Instead, we would like to present something off topic and visually stimulating.
The Digital Invaders are neither a firm, nor a face. They are an educational cooperative located in Saltillo, Mexico. We don’t have many details to provide, but it really doesn’t matter. The website’s design and the engaging Flash animations speak for themselves. Since today is a holiday and this has already become long-winded we won’t belabor the point… just visit the site.