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In 1866, in the wake of our Civil War, the Ladies' Memorial Association in Georgia decided that they would designate a day to throw flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers. However, they didn't want it to be an isolated event, so they asked newspapers to share the idea.

People across the South followed their lead and rested flowers on the confederate graves, but some noticed interspersed union graves left empty, so they started placing flowers on these graves as well.

Their action was a ripple that got published everywhere and led to the creation of Memorial Day in 1868.

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The other day I was flipping through Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown and discovered the mixed feeling of happiness and sadness known as bittersweet. It's how I feel today. This is my first Mother's Day without my mom, who passed from a ten-year health decline last June. 

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One Little Dot   How can something this big be invisible?   The environment is everywhere and yet it isn't visible Maybe if we saw it, we would see it's not invincible And have to take responsibility as individuals   How can something this big be invisible?   If it's all around us, it should show itself on pure principle The scientists are certain that the damage is residual And climate change data's reaching levels that are critical Yet somehow that's political   We argue over math Our citizens are too cynical to believe in facts We make excuses and...

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