[<< wikipedia] Commemoration Day (Harvard University)
On July 21, 1865 Harvard University held a Commemoration Day as part of that year's Commencement Week, to celebrate the end of the American Civil War and honor the Harvard alumni who had served and died in it.
A "Commemoration Ode" delivered as part of the ceremonies by James Russell Lowell was widely reprinted.

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== External links ==
James Russell Lowell's Ode