It promises very well for the success of the Memorial Day exercises that plans for them are already under consideration. In past years Harvard men have not made as much of Memorial Day as they should. Harvard's participation in the Civil War and the record of her sons who fell in it, are things which ought always to be kept proudly in remembrance. To the years of the war more sentiment naturally attaches than to any other period in the history of the University; yet students are apt to forget the significance of the tablets erected in Memorial Hall and the real closeness of their own connection with the men who are there commemorated.
Last year a step in the right direction was taken by the memorial services in Sanders Theatre; but these services could be improved upon. The suggestions made by Professor Norton point towards such improvement, and the efforts of the student committee will certainly carry it out. The idea of placing the management of the exercises in the hands of the students is an excellent one. It will add to the observances the tone of spontaneity which is peculiarly appropriate, and which will go far towards making them significant and impressive.
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