Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Decoration Day in 1900

The Norman Transcript in 1900 wrote about Decoration Day and the festivities.  The whole county met at the Cleveland County Courthouse and marched behind a band to the local cemetery and decorated all the graves then marched back for prayers and speeches around a monument that was erected for the occasion.  Then had a celebration.  Wow how times have changed!  People hardly decorate their own families graves now!