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Posted May 31, 2010 06:56 am - Updated May 31, 2010 09:42 am

History lesson

Memorial Day has its roots in Decoration Day, a time to honor the memory of Civil War veterans. Here's a clip from an observance of the 75th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.