Decoration Day

May 30, 1918 – Full diary entry:

“Decoration Day. Drilled in A.M.

P.M. marched to Marche to a talk on bayonet by a Scotch Colonel.

Reviewed by Gen. Wright.”


Interesting that Robert called it “Decoration Day.” From what I’ve seen, “Memorial Day” had been a more commonly used name since the turn of the century. But it didn’t become official until 50 years later, so I guess not all that surprising.

Really can’t figure out where he says they marched to for bayonet training. “Marche” means “market” or “march,” making it difficult to search, and the actual towns with names containing “Marche” seem too far away to be likely.


Where was Robert today? See the timeline.

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