Memorial Day

The Society office will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. It seems fitting to note that the holiday originated to honor the 750,000 soldiers killed in battle during the Civil War. Originally called “Decoration Day,” the name of the holiday was changed to Memorial Day in 1967–fifty years ago. This year, the Society’s summer Coleman intern, Trent Koch, will be researching the intersection of the Michigan Supreme Court and the Civil War. Six Michigan Supreme Court Justices served in the Civil War: Copeland, Morse, Long, Cahill, Grant, and Montgomery; and from 1890-1892 four of the five justices were veterans. We’ll have more to share as the summer goes on, as well as news about the middle school and high school lesson plans that our spring Coleman intern Jackie Guzman worked on for us. Stay tuned!