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PHOTOS: "Blood Moon" as seen from Hawaii
A soldier plays taps at the end of Memorial Day services in Margraten, Holland, 1947. Memorial Day, a federal holiday once known as Decoration Day, is always held on the final Monday in May.
As you prep for the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.
The first of three Bruno Mars concerts in Honolulu begins Friday night.