Many U.S. cities claim to be the "birthplace of Memorial Day" and document their observances of it dating from 1865-1868. In May 1966, Congress passed a resolution recognizing Waterloo, NY as Memorial Day's birthplace. In 2012, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs reported that 2 dozen other cities or towns still claim to be the holiday’s primary source!
U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs - Nationwide Gravesite Locator , Veterans Burial Locator Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker.
If you're recently retired, a student looking for community service credit, or just looking for a creative outlet, then you may enjoy volunteering at SWVC. Just one hour a week can dramatically improve the lives of our residents! More Info: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/southwestern_veterans_center/11383/volunteer_at_swvc/584454