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Our nation pauses to salute the fallen

Bystanders listened to great speeches as children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the Grand Army of the Republic made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns as tears fell from their eyes while they remembered the fallen.
It was 1868. The first large observance of what we now call Memorial Day, then called Decoration Day, was happening at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington.

Poll

Should special interest groups, like those for and against the incorporation of Indian Land, be allowed at polling locations?

Yes. They should be allowed to request signatures from voters by the poll entrance before they vote.
7% (6 votes)
Yes, but they should only be allowed to talk to voters at the poll entrance after they vote.
4% (4 votes)
Yes, but they should be 200 feet away from the poll entrance at all times.
26% (23 votes)
No. These groups should use other avenues to persuade voters and gather signatures.
63% (57 votes)
Total votes: 90

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