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Memorial Day- Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

    This official time of Remembrance dates back to the Civil War and the very unofficial out of tribute when women began decorating the graves of   soldiers with flowers and wreaths as a remembrance.  In 1868 Commander and Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, Gen. John Logan, designated May 30 as a day to honor   the fallen by  “...strewing with flowers and otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion…”
    Originally called Decoration Day, the first National observance was held May 30, 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery, where the nation took a step toward healing Civil War wounds by honoring both Union and Confederate soldiers.  The name was changed to Memorial Day in 1882.
    Many towns claim to be the first to officially observe the holiday, but in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson designated Waterloo, NY as the official birthplace.  Waterloo began observing the holiday around 1873 and has continued annually.
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Local Student Has Incredible Wrestling Season

  Aaron  Desabrais has had an incredible wrestling season, as he is a middle school wrestler at Vergennes High School.  Aaron just returned from the Gene Mills Eastern Nationals and he placed 3rd in his division which is quite an accomplishment.
  Aaron will be leaving for Vienna, Austria on June 23rd as he has been selected to become a member of the U.S.A. "People to People" Wrestling Team. He will be wrestling with and against  [ more ]

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