Today we honor our U.S. military men and women who gave their lives while serving our country. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day dates back to the 1860s and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Here are "8 Things You May Not Know About Memorial Day" from our friends at history.com. https://bit.ly/2TM48GP
Below is a photo of the funeral service for Capt. Harrison Cummins McHenry at the Iowa State Capitol on Nov. 6, 1921. McHenry was with Company B. of the 168th Iowa Infantry and was killed in action March 5, 1918. He was the first Iowa officer killed in World War I.
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