TBT: Memorial Day in Detroit

We've been celebrating Memorial Day in this country for about 150 years. The day is more than hot dogs on the grill and beverages in the cooler. It's about remembering our past and the men and women who have defended this country and allowed us the freedom to toss those franks on the grill and crack open a cold one.

This week's Throwback Thursday from the Detroit Historical Society honors the men who fought in the Civil War.

The Grand Army of the Republic lined up on a sidewalk in Detroit on Memorial Day in 1910. In the sepia-toned photo you can see a Jefferson Ave streetcar in the background as the veterans line up. On the back of the picture, the following is written in pencil: "Veterans of G.A.R. lined up so that Shilders children could pin roses on coats. Memorial Day 1910. May 30th 1910."

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