News-Antique.com - May 25,2012 - May 25, 2012 – Begun as Decoration Day in the wake of the Civil War, Memorial Day has become a day to remember all who have died in service to their country, but for many collectors, this sacrifice is remembered every day through the artifacts they gather. At Prices4Antiques.com, we see many searches for military- and service-related objects prized by buyers, including amazing things like a Japanese tank crew helmet from World War II, a U.S. one-pound Ketchum hand grenade from the Civil War, a complete set of cast-iron armor for a German machine gunner in World War I, and a Noble Brothers six-pound Confederate cannon from the Civil War. One need only to look at an object like a Civil War lieutenant’s frock coat found next to the body of an officer on the battlefield at Spotsylvania to be reminded of the cost of centuries of protecting freedom.
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