Vintage Postcard honoring WW1 Veterans, Decoration Day, embossedrip across the flag in the lower right corner (See photo of back-across address) very rare postcard so priced for existing damagePostmarked Feb 23, 1919? (last number difficult to see) Green Ben Franklin 1cent stamp
The precise origins of Decoration Day, as it was first known, are hard to pin down. A number of cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of the holiday. One fact not in dispute is that in 1868 General John A. Logan, the commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, declared that Decoration Day be observed on May 30th. Civil War soldiers’ graves were to be decorated with flowers on this day.
rip across the flag in the lower right corner (See photo of back-across address) very rare postcard so priced for existing damage. ***We try our best to list all aspects of the postcard's condition, but please check the photos carefully for details! The postcard photographed is the one you will receive. The postcard is over 100 years old and was kept safe in a plastic binder for over 30 years. Please contact us if you have additional questions.***