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Memorial Day: Why do we observe?

Memorial Day: Why do we observe?

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation's Civil War dead by decorating their graves.

It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers by proclamation of General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former sailors and soldiers. On May 5, 1868, Logan declared in General Order No. 11 that:

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Interchange bill awaits Jindal’s signature

Interchange bill awaits Jindal’s signature

A bill that made its way through the House and the Senate with no opposition, awaits Gov. Bobby Jindal's signature.

Sen. Robert Adley and Rep. Gene Reynolds anticipate Jin...

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Vitter bills pinch welfare recipients

Vitter bills pinch welfare recipients

U.S. Senator David Vitter introduced two amendments to the Farm Bill in the U.S. Senate last week, affecting those on welfare.

The first would end the welfare subsidy for ...

Last Updated ( May 26, 2013 )

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Pitching in to help daycare survivors

Pitching in to help daycare survivors

A local group is conducting a relief effort for the daycares destroyed in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

A trailer is located in Minden, across the street from Michele's Lit...

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Sarepta man seriously hurt in Bossier crash

On May 25, 2013, at 10:57 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a single vehicle serious injury crash on U.S. Highway 80 east of Louisian...

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NAACP president seeks acknowledgement for death of vet

NAACP president seeks acknowledgement for death of vet

As Memorial Day approaches, thoughts of one deceased veteran are on the mind of Kenneth Wallace, president of the Minden chapter of the National Association for the Advan...

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Hot Temps, Cool Water

Hot Temps, Cool Water

As temperatures climb back to typical May averages, children enjoy the cool water at Victory Park Thursday afternoon. Minden water parks are located at Babb Park on Horto...

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