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Veterans observe Memorial Day's original date

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DUNCAN, Okla._Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May, but did you know it's only been that way since a government declaration in 1972?

Before then, Memorial Day was on May 30. Many veteran organizations feel that the original Memorial Day should be honored. Folks gathered in the Duncan Memorial Park to honor those soldiers that have fallen. Larry Davidson, Commander of American Legion Post 55 in Duncan, became chairman this year, it was important to him to make this day special.

"It is a day of remembrance to honor those who died for this country; gave up their short time here on earth. For us not to remember them is a disgrace and a dishonor, because they gave everything for us," said Davidson.

From the VFW to Gold Star Mothers, several different people came out to honor the lives of those who have served. The Duncan VFW will have a Veterans Appreciation Day on July 13 at 2:00 p.m.

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