Honoring the FallenMemorial Day MemoriesThe Daily Beast05.27.12Honoring the FallenMemorial Day MemoriesIt’s the day to recognize those who gave their lives for their country. A look back at how Americans from centuries past marked this day of remembrance.The Daily Beast05.27.12 8:45 AM ETFrances Benjamin Johnston / CorbisIn honor of Memorial Day, The Daily Beast takes a look back at some vintage images of past celebrations. Here, schoolchildren in Washington, DC, gather daisies for Memorial Day—then called Decoration Day—in 1899. Library of CongressA man takes a break from hanging an American flag for Decoration Day, 1914. Bettmann / CorbisNew York City's Washington Heights neighborhood holds a parade to celebrate Memorial Day in 1922. Bert Morgan / Getty Images A young Jacqueline Bouvier, the future first lady, celebrates Memorial Day at Belmont Park on New York's Long Island on May 30, 1939. Library of CongressA Japanese internment camp in Manzanar, Calif., holds Memorial Day services in 1942. John Collier / Library of CongressChildren wave flags during a Memorial Day parade in Ashland, Maine, in 1943. John Collier / Library of CongressThe original caption for this photo, of a 1943 parade in Ashland, Maine, notes, "All the boys and young men were in the Memorial Day parade; there were almost none in the audience. Over 300 men have been drafted from Ashland." Bettmann / CorbisA young boy gives a salute during a Memorial Day parade in New York, on May 31, 1945. Ed Clarity, New York Daily News Archive / Getty ImagesTomas Gregson, 10, and William Rush, 8, both Boy Scouts of Brooklyn, decorate graves in the Cypress Hills National Cemetery. According to this photo's original caption, more than 500 Boy Scouts and their leaders particpated in the annual ceremony of decorating 19,000 graves. Paul Bernius, New York Daily News Archive / Getty ImagesThis photo's original caption reads, "James Manico takes it easy in his carriage as his sister, Gail (left), 4, watches the Memorial Day Parade on Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn." Bill Ingraham / AP PhotoOn Memorial Day in 1976, Karl Wallenda, founder of the famous circus act The Flying Wallendas, walks across a cable 200 feet above a doubleheader baseball game at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. It took him 18 minutes to walk the 640-foot steel cable, stopping to do a headstand and unfurl an American flag midway through. Kelly-Mooney Photography / CorbisTwo boys decorated their bikes for Memorial Day celebrations in Longport, N.J., in 1989. Todd Gipstein / CorbisMembers of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, also known as "Shriners," ride their miniature cars in a Memorial Day parade in Mystic, Ct., in 1995.