Friday, May 28, 2010
The photohunters theme this week is memorial. I thought I'd show you some photos I have taken of Raleigh, NC's Memorial Auditorium.
Memorial Auditorium was built in 1932 to replace the original 1912 City Auditorium which burned down in 1930. It was named Memorial Auditorium to honor Raleigh citizens who served their country during World War I.
This coming Monday is Memorial Day which is a day of remembrance in the U.S. for those who died in their nation's service. Formerly called Decoration Day, this day was first celebrated at the end of the American Civil War to honor those who died in that war. The first observance was in 1866 in Waterloo, NY. The alternate name of Memorial Day was first used in 1882 in some places, but didn't become more common until after World War II. In 1967 Memorial Day became the official name and was signed into federal law. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Saturday is the post day on the home site of Photohunters.