Monday, May 29, 2006
Memorial Day, once known as Decoration Day, began in 1866 as a way to remember the dead of the Civil War. One of the earliest towns to establish the holiday was Carbondale, Illinois. Today the holiday commemorates all U. S. men and women who have died in military service.
At the Iles House, we are flying the flag today and also completing our wood fence, which along with the laid sidewalk give finishing touches to the Greek Revial house, built in 1827--nearly 180 years ago.
Please celebrate history, and enjoy the national holiday with your family and friends.