In 1956, Memorial Day was still celebrated on May 30, no matter the day of the week (imagine that!). May 30 fell on a Wednesday 65 years ago. In 1968, it was decided such holidays would fall such that they made for 3 day weekends. I guess that’s an improvement, but I still prefer to recognize the traditional Memorial Day on May 30 each year.
Here are some of the pictures from the May 31 1956 Gloucester Daily Times for Memorial Day remembrances. Apparently it was rainy that day too……. Respectful remembrance to our fallen soldiers today.